Pednelissus, Pisidia

Pednelissos (Greek Πεδνηλισσός, also Petnelissos ) was an ancient city in Asia Minor Pisidia landscape in today's south-western Turkey. The ruins of the city are located in the present-day Kozan, about 75 km north-east of Antalya.

In the historical sources it is mentioned that Pednelissos was besieged by 220 BC by the Selgern. From the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD there from the city, coins. In late antiquity, the city was a bishopric; the diocese is as titular Petnelissus (temporarily Pednelissus ) the Roman Catholic Church continued.

The city at Kozan was lying on the western slope of a spur of the Taurus Mountains. From its extensive remains are preserved, including large parts of the Hellenistic city wall with gate towers, which on extensive substructures built with Agora colonnades and an early Christian basilica, a temple and hot springs as well as other churches. Outside the city walls were a sanctuary of Apollo and two cemeteries. About twenty inscriptions have been found there, of which, however, does not mention the name of the city.

Pednelissos is explored in a survey project under the direction of Artvin Brandt since 2001.