Hierapolis


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Hierapolis

(hīərăp`əlĭs), ancient city of Phrygia, W Asia Minor, 7 mi (11.3 km) N of Laodicea and on a plateau 500 ft (152 m) above the Lycus valley (in present-day Turkey). Devoted to the worship of Leto in ancient times, it became an early seat of Christianity (Colossians 4.13). The Romans greatly enlarged and improved the city, building a large theater and numerous baths about the hot springs for which the site is famous. Near the city was a deep chasm called the Plutonium, which the ancients thought led to the nether regions; the fissure no longer exists. Extensive ruins survive from the Roman and Christian periods.
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As we left the Aegean we travelled to the ruined city of Aphrodisias, dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love, and then Hierapolis, a popular spa.
Philip reportedly came to Hierapolis to preach Christianity before being executed by the Romans in 80 AD.
Professor D'Andria said archeologists had been working for years to find the tomb of the Biblical figure, and finally, they had managed to reach the monument while working on the ruins of a newly-unearthed church in Hierapolis.
As we left the Aegean, we travelled to the ruined city of Aphrodisias, dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love, and then Hierapolis, a popular spa.
National Geographic's 2008 'Places Rated' destination stewardship survey named Turkey's Roman baths of Hierapolis Pamukkale as the fourth worst in terms of historic integrity, a tie with three other sites.
Apart from the Smyrna Church's Letter and Eusebius, Polycarp's memory was kept green through the (lost) Lord's Gospel written by his friend and fellow-pupil of John, Bishop Papias of Hierapolis.
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Pamukkale and Denizli is a must see place with ancient cities of Hierapolis, Laodikeia and Tripolis, thermal springs and travertines.
For the pre-Greek name of Hierapolis, Aramaic Mabbog should have been listed along with, or instead of, its Greek form, Bambyke.
Tripolis -- along with Laodicea and Hierapolis -- is one of the most important ancient cities in our region.
The land trade is of very little consequence'); Amathus may not have been a truly 'eteocypriot' enclave, rather than one that eventually purported to have an indigenous population, in much the same way that 5th-century Athenians claimed to be 'autochthonous'; there is no discussion of the Babylonian destruction of Ashkelon; the discussion of the Dea Syria and Hierapolis needs a reference now to Millar (1993: 243-7); Keryneia probably had a Phoenician presence, since the kingdom of Lapethos close by to the east had Phoenician connections; on the date of the Greek settlement of Naukratis, add Hekataios Fragment der Griechischen Historiker no.
The province draws millions of Turkish and foreign tourists each year with its unique destinations such as Pamukkale which contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water, as well as ruins of ancient cities of Hierapolis, Laodicea and Phrygia.