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In total ruins

Although the Heirapolis was discovered in 1887 and only partially unearthed, excavations began in right earnest only in 1957 when Italian scientists, led by Paolo Verzone, began working on the site. These studies continued into 2008 when a restoration of the site began. Large columns along the main street near the gate named for Domitian were erected again. A number of houses from the Byzantine period were also unearthed, including an 11th-century courtyard house. Many statues and friezes were transported to museums in London, Berlin, and Rome. (grossly unfair). Around 1970, the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum was built on the site of the former Roman baths. (Denizli/ Pamukkale, Turkey, Nov. 2014)

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Taken in November 2014