Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

PamukkaleHierapolis
Home ] Up ] MontezumasCastle ] Disneyland ] SequoiaNationalPark ] Denver ] LostCreekWilderness ] RockyMountains ] RoyalGorge ] Nauvoo ] Boonesborough ] Maryland ] CarlsbadCaverns ] HillCumorah ] Palmyra ] Kirtland ] SouthDakota ] SanAntonio ] Virginia ] WashingtonDC ] Wyoming ] NiagaraFalls ] ExperienceBritain ] Avebury ] Bath ] Dover ] Glastonbury ] Gosport ] HadriansWall ] Hastings ] MaidenCastle ] RichmondCastle ] Rotherham ] SherwoodForest ] SkiptonCastle ] Stonehenge ] Tintagel ] TintagelCastle ] WookeyHole ] BardseyIsland ] IsleOfAnglesey ] MilfordHaven ] Pwllheli ] RiverSevern ] StDavids ] IsleOfMan ] PeelCastle ] IsleOfWhithorn ] LochNess ] StirlingCastle ] Athens ] Chios ] Crete ] Knossos ] Mycenae ] Padova ] Istanbul ] Ephesus ] [ PamukkaleHierapolis ] Pergamum ] Troy ]

 

Pamukkale, Turkey

                 

Warm springs rich in calcium and cascading over the hillside above this village

                   

have formed fantastic shelves and travertine pools of glistening white.

                   

Ruins of the Roman spa city, Hierapolis, are scattered in the swimming pool

         

and along the hilltop.  Large finds fill this field as archaeologists seek to match them up.

The theatre is in remarkably good condition.

         

The necropolis (city of the dead or cemetery) contains many different types of graves or

               

sepulchers for the wealthy, including a half dozen round mounds traditionally found in Britain.

         

Iron bars from one stone into the one above were necessary because this is an earthquake zone.

               

The main entrance into the ancient city was through The Arch of Domitian, flanked by twin towers.

         

The main street with its columns and drain system is still remarkable, as are the travertine pools from below.