Visit to Turkey May 2011
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Hierapolis and Pamukkale - Day 12 - Friday 13th May
We set off early and drove up to Selcuk and then towards Aydin, using the motorway which did not go as far as we expected. The distance to Hierapolis was about 100 miles and we did not arrive until about 11.15am.
Welcome to Cemetery Road - over 1 mile of tombs and sarcophogi. The necropolis was built outside the north gate.
Sarcophogi A small Tomb A larger tomb built to look like a house Inside the house tomb
Several largish tombs; circular tumulus like tombs; closer view of the entrance to one.
Just outside the North Roman Gate was a Baths, now called the Basilica Baths; Opposite was a large tomb - see front and side views
Roman North Gate Large latrine on Frontinus Street now a ruin Frontinus Street looking towards the North Gate
Byzantine North Gate Street inside Byzantine Gate Theatre in the distance [Top of Page]
Central Baths, remains of. Much of building contains the museum.
The travertine terraces at Pamukkale, adjacent to Hierapolis, caused by calcium salts precipitating from a hot spring near the Central Baths
After lunch at Hierapolis, we continued on to Aphrodisias. [Top of Page]