Turkey - Hierapolis


In Hellenistic times, the thermal springs at theHierapolis made the city a popular spa. Today, the ruins of Hierapolis still draw visitors, who come to swim in its mineral-rich pools and to see the startling white travertine terracesof nearby Pamukkale.

The city was noted for its textiles, particularly wool. Hierapolis was ceded to Rome in 133 BC  along with the rest of the Pergamene Kingdom. The city was destroyed by an Earthquake in AD 60, and was rebuilt and reached its peak in AD 196-215. Hierapolis fell into decline in the 6th century, and the site became partially submerged by water and deposits of travertine.

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