Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hieropolis - Roman Spa Town

Hieropolis started out a couple of thousand years ago as a Roman spa town complete with temples to Apollo but by the time a final earthquake finished it several centuries later,  Christianity had crept in.  We found a cross on a stone from the ruins of a church.  Again, the website has all the facts so I'll just throw in a few photos.  The whole area is covered with ruins.  As a UNESCO World Heritage site it has money for restorations and archaeological digs so things are happening.  There is enough rock there to rebuild the whole city if they wanted .

Part of the water utility

The main theatre (there were two)

Click to open panorama of part of the city
Ruin among ruins

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