Hierapolis

Hierapolis

Hierapolis was an ancient city located on hot springs in classical Phrygia in southwestern Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale in Turkey. It was founded as a thermal spa early in the 2nd century BC within the sphere of the Seleucid Empire. Hierapolis was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Denizli Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Crusaders + Islamic

Site Features: Hellenistic & Roman & Byzantine Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Hierapolis-Pamukkale

Date of Inscription: 1988

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