THE CASCADE AT THE CITY GATE
A series of basins and waterfalls formed an ornamental cascade of about
90 meters in length, which flowed in an open channel down the center of
the main street to a semicircular fountain just inside the City Gate.
This impressive aquatic display was much like the one at the city of Perge
on the southern coast of Turkey, which flowed from a monumental nymphaeum
down the center of the main street toward the city gate. Antioch’s
cascade probably also issued from a nymphaeum, but no traces of it have
yet been discovered.