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"Hierapolis" Hierapolis Archaeological Site Tip by ania70pl


The ruins of Hierapolis are the attraction when you come to Pamukkale. The city was founded in 190 B.C. by Eumenes II, king of Pergamon. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, it reached the height of its development as a Roman thermal bath center.
Hierapolis has such extensive ruins which is suggested: the city walls, the octagonal Martyrium of St. Philip, the 2nd century theater, Temple of Apollo, basilica, then the necropolis which covers 2 km². and contains some of the best examples of tomb styles; it is one of the best-preserved ancient cemeteries in all of Anatolia

Address: Pamukkale
Directions: on top of the travetines

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  • Updated Oct 3, 2002
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