Laodicea on the Lycus

Laodicea on the Lycus

Laodicea on the Lycus was an ancient city built on the river Lycus (Çürüksu). It was located in the Hellenistic regions of Caria and Lydia, which later became the Roman Province of Phrygia Pacatiana. It is now situated near the modern city of Denizli. The ruins include a stadium, baths, temples, a gymnasium, theatres, and a bouleuterion (Senate House). In early Christian times, the city was home to a significant Christian church, mentioned as one of the seven Churches of the Book of Revelation

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Denizli Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Hellenistic & Roman & Byzantine Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Archaeological site of Laodikeia

Date of Submission: 2013

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