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An ancient street in Hierapolis, Turkey (Unesco world heritage)

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Hierapolis (Greek: Ἱεράπολις 'holy city') was the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs located in south western Turkey near Denizli.

 

Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.

see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierapolis

 

Submitted : 06/09/2014

Accepted 03/10/2014

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