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  Pamukkale (Hierapolis) - All About Turkey
Ancient Hierapolis appears to have been founded by King Eumenes II of Pergamon and its name is derived from Hiera, the wife of King Telephos, the legendary founder of Pergamon.
Preliminary excavations at Hierapolis were undertaken by a German team towards the end of the last century.
Since Hierapolis was principally a luxury resort town it was richly adorned with magnificent sculptures showing the influence of the Aphrodisias school and is well worth a visit.
www.allaboutturkey.com /pamuk.htm   (1173 words)

  
  Ataman Hotel - Hieropolis / Pamukkale
Nevertheless it was in Hierapolis that the apostle Philip was martyred in 80.
Historically, it is difficult to distinguish between Hierapolis and the city of Laodicea (modern Denizli) nearby since Roman and Christian historians alike tend to regard the former as a religious-center and thermal-spa adjunct of the latter.
The Hierapolis necropolis is one of the best-preserved ancient cemeteries in Turkey.
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 Hierapolis - Encyclopedia.com
Hierapolis, ancient city of Phrygia, W Asia Minor, 7 mi (11.3 km) N of Laodicea and on a plateau 500 ft (152 m) above the Lycus valley (in present-day Turkey).
Konya, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale and Gallipoli.
Visits are made to Kaymakli's underground city, the ruins of Hierapolis, Pamukkale 's white terraces the Temple of Aphrodite at Aphrodisias and a reconstruction of the Trojan Horse in Troy.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Hierapol.html   (952 words)

  
  The Syrian Goddess: Index
Effigies of "Zeus" and "Hera" at Hierapolis, 70
Kybele (or Rhea), resemblance to goddess of Hierapolis, 26; in the West, 72; and Attis, cult of, 18; legends of, at Hierapolis, 55; Attis as a son of, 3
Rhea (or Kybele), resemblance to goddess of Hierapolis, 26; legends of, 55; Syrian goddess embodies attributes of, 71
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/luc/tsg/tsg10.htm   (1108 words)

  
 Macedonia
Hierapolis (Arabic Manbij or Mumbij) is an ancient city located in Turkey, in a fertile district about 16 miles southwest of the confluence of the Sajur and Euphrates.
Hierapolis was visited frequently by the people from the nearest cities and Laodicea -the ancient site established before Hierapolis, for using the thermal springs known for its curing properties to various illnesses.
Hierapolis was governed by a Roman governor of Ephesus, in the Roman period.
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 Hierapolis - A Roman Spa
Hierapolis means sacred town, a reference to a sanctuary dedicated to Apollo: the sanctuary "exploited" another natural phenomenon: a poisonous gas in an underground cave.
Hierapolis was hit by several earthquakes after it had been reconstructed by the Romans and eventually in 1334 a major earthquake led to the abandonment of the site.
Hierapolis was located not far from Afrodisias, a town with a sanctuary dedicated to Aphrodite and where a good school of sculpture had developed, so Hierapolis too had some fine works of art which are now displayed in a small museum.
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 Hierapolis ruins - it's Pamukkale today - One of the best-preserved necropoles in Anatolia
Hierapolis is another Ancient City, being a real historical treasure, while it also offers a real wonder of nature in its vicinity.
Between the fifth and twelfth centuries, Hierapolis was a center of religion for the Byzantines.
Both the thermal center with its motels and thermal pools, and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, are situated on the plateau.
www.bodrumpages.com /English/Hierapolis.html   (522 words)

  
 Hierapolis - Kusadasi Guide - Historical Places
Hierapolis was established by King Eumenes 2 and was given the name of "Hiera" in the honour of the wife of Telephos, the legendary establisher of the ancient Pergamum.
Hierapolis was visited frequently by the people from the nearest cities and Laodicea -the ancient site established before Hierapolis, for using the thermal springs known for its curing properties to various illnesses.
Hierapolis was governed by a Roman governor of Ephesus, in the Roman period.
www.kusadasi.net /historical/hierapolis.htm   (455 words)

  
 Cicoda Travel Agency
Hierapolis was named after Hiera, the wife of Telephos, founder of Pergamum in mythology.
The Turks have dubbed this geological fairyland Pamukkale (cottoncastle), from pamuk for cotton and kale for castle.
Hierapolis is another Ancient City, being a real historical treasure, while it also offers a real wonder of nature in its vicinity.
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The city became subject to Rome in 133 B.C. In 17 B.C. during the reign of Tiberius it suffered a heavy earthquake that substantially destroyed the city, requiring it to be rebuilt.
Since Hierapolis was principally a luxury resort town it was richly adorned with magnificent sculptures showing the influence of the Aphrodisias (q.v.) school and is well worth a visit.
Northeast of the street between the Byzantine and Domitian gates was the agora of ancient Hierapolis.
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 Hierapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It has been identified as the modern village of Kotchhissar in the vilayet of Smyrna, near which are the ruins of a temple and the hot springs of Ilidja.
Hierapolis once had the privilege of striking its own coins.
Abercius, whose feast is kept by the Greek Church on 22 October, is celebrated in tradition as the first Bishop of Hierapolis.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/h/hierapolis2.html   (296 words)

  
 Hierapolis Theatre History
An inscription in the first diazomata reads, "Hierapolis, foremost land of broad Asia, mistress of the Nymphs, adorned with streams of water and all beauty." The theatre is made mostly of marble, but the renovations made during the reign of Septimus Severus used recycled stones from an ancient theatre to the north of the city.
Hierapolis was first excavated by German Carl Humann in the late nineteenth century.
The Hierapolis Museum was built at the site of the Hierapolis Roman baths in 1970; before then artifacts were sent to the museums at Izmir and Istanbul.
www.whitman.edu /theatre/theatretour/hierapolis/introduction/hierapolis.intro2.htm   (726 words)

  
 hierapolis
The city of Hierapolis, which was founded on this site in the 2nd century B.C., differs from all other ancient cities in being located, not on earth or rock, but on solid limestone layers formed by limestone water that flowed for centuries over this raised level plateau.
The written history of Hierapolis begins with the Roman period.As a result of the transfer of the Kingdom of Pergamon to Rome in accordance with the terms of the will left by Attalos III, Hierapolis came under Roman rule in 129 B.C. as part of the province of Asia.
This accorded the city certain administrative privileges as well as the right of sanctuary.There were a number of Jewish colonies in Hierapolis with their own more or less independent organizations.As in the cities of Laodicea and Colossea, Christianity began here at a very early date.
www.turizm.net /cities/hierapolis   (1048 words)

  
 Bibliografia
Dönem Hierapolis Roma Hamamı Kazısı,in MKKS, VII, Kuşadası 1996, Ankara 1997, pp.
Dönem Hierapolis Roma Hamamı Kazısı, in MKKS VIII, Ankara 1997, Ankara 1998, pp.
Dönem Hierapolis Roma Hamamı Kazısı, in MKKS,IX, Antalya 1998, Ankara 1999, pp.
www.hierapolis.republika.pl /bibliografia.htm   (3195 words)

  
 Hierapolis - ancient site near Pamukkale
Hierapolis has such extensive ruins which is suggested: the city walls, the octagonal Martyrium of St. Philip, the 2nd century theater, Temple of Apollo, basilica then the necropolis which covers 2 km.
Dating back to the Calcholithic age, this was the site of a settlement of the earliest communities, and changed hands continuously, becoming the center of various civilizations in different time periods.
Hierapolis is another Ancient City, being a historical treasure, while it also offers a real wonder of nature in its vicinity.
www.bitez.net /turkey/pamukkale/hierapolis.html   (307 words)

  
 Turkish Odyssey/Places of Interest/Aegean/Denizli-Laodicea-Pamukkale (Hierapolis)
Hierapolis is believed to derive its name from Hiera, the wife of Telephus, both being legendary ancestors of kings of Pergamum.
Hierapolis is among the cities of the ancient world in which the grid-plan was applied.
Hierapolis gives the impression of a large cemetery which, although the tombs have been visited by robbers, very large numbers of the structures and also the vessels are still in place; only the tomb gates (presumably of bronze or iron) and decorations have disappeared.
www.turkishodyssey.com /places/aegean/aegean7.htm   (1576 words)

  
 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability | Christian Classics Ethereal Library   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The temple of Hierapolis was pillaged by Crassus at the time of his expedition against the Parthians.
This see must not be confounded with Hierapolis in Arabia, a large number of whose titulars in the fifteenth century are mentioned by Eubel (II, 181).
The ruins of the city of Hierapolis are thirteen miles north, at Kara-Membidj, where remains of aqueducts and the Byzantine walls of Justinian are still to be seen.
www.ccel.org /ccel/herbermann/cathen07.html?term=Titular%20Archdiocese%20of%20Hierapolis   (493 words)

  
 All about Pamukkale (Hierapolis) - Turkey
Hierapolis is believed to derive its name from Hiera, the wife of Telephus, both being legendary ancestors of kings of Pergamum.
Hierapolis was also interpreted by some as the "holy city".
Hierapolis suffered from frequent large earthquakes and was restored many times, one of them being a complete rebuilding by Nero in the 1C AD.
www.ephesusguide.com /pamukkale.html   (269 words)

  
 Laodicea, Turkey | Lycus River Valley | Colosse, Hierapolis
The hot springs at Hierapolis, just six miles across the Lycus River valley and to the south, are probably what John had in mind when he spoke of lukewarm water (Rev. 3:15-17).
No other city on the Lycus Valley was as dependent on external water supplies as Laodicea.
was tepid and nauseous by the time it was piped to Laodicea, unlike the therapeutic hot water of Hierapolis or the refreshing cold water of Colossae (Rudwick and Green 1958); hence the Lord's words, 'Would that you were cold or hot!'" (The Anchor Bible Dictionary).
www.padfield.com /2005/laodicea.html   (1272 words)

  
 Pamukkale (Hierapolis) - Travel Link Turkey
The ancient settlement of Hierapolis is located 18 km north of the city of Denizli, the town that plays a very significant role in textile industry of Turkey.
The geographical location of Hierapolis has always been a matter debate between ancient historians and philosophers as the city was situated on the crossroads of ancient regions.
The city was founded by Pergamene king Eumenes II in the first half of 2nd century BC, and named as Hierapolis after the name of Hiera; the wife of Telephos, the legendary founder of Pergamum.
www.travellinkturkey.com /pamukkale.html   (1113 words)

  
 Hierapolis (Pamukkale), Turkey
Hierapolis was located across the river from the other two cities and was noted for its textiles, especially wool.
The chief religious festival of ancient Hierapolis was the Letoia, in honor of the the goddess Leto, a Greek form of the Mother Goddess.
Hierapolis was ceded to Rome in 133 BC along with the rest of the Pergamene kingdom, and became part of the Roman province of Asia.
www.sacred-destinations.com /turkey/hierapolis-pamukkale.htm   (2085 words)

  
 ::: PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Hierapolis is located on the western slopes of the Cokelez Mountain overlooking the Lycos valley and gives the appearance of a natural castle.
In 129 BC Hierapolis came under the rule of the Asian Province of The Roman Empire.
In 133 BC, it came to be ruled by the Asian proconsuls on the occasion of the handing of Pergamun Kingdom to The Roman Empire as a heritage by the King Attalos III.
www.pamukkale.edu.tr /english/Projects04.html   (697 words)

  
 Pictures, Photos of Hierapolis, Turkey
Hierapolis was probably established by Eumenes II of Pergamum in 190 BC.
It became a sacred city (hieron), its chief religious festival being the Letoia, named after the goddess Leto, a local variant of the Great Mother of the Gods, who was honored with orgiastic rites.
Hierapolis was rebuilt during the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberius in approximately AD 14–37 and survived until 1334, when it was abandoned after an earthquake.
www.shunya.net /Pictures/Turkey/AegeanTurkey/Hierapolis.htm   (97 words)

  
 AXEL Biuro Podróży - TURCJA - Antyczne słońce w kraju półksiężyca... [wycieczka]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Starożytne Hierapolis zostało zniszczone przez trzęsienie ziemi w 17 r n.e.
Hierapolis stało się najbardziej znanym uzdrowiskiem tej części rzymskiego Imperium.
W Hierapolis żyła spora żydowska społeczność i szybko też powstała gmina chrześijańska.
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 WWW.YANNARTHUSBERTRAND2.ORG
A hotel was built on the ruins of an ancient holy fountain; its pool, the bottom of which is littered with fragments of Roman columns, is a favorite with tourists.
Hierapolis- Pamukkale was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, but its landscape was disfigured for a long time by a large number of tourist developments.
The demolition of a number of hotels, and of the road that crossed the white travertine terraces, as well as the construction of a new thermal water distribution system, have returned the former luster to this site with its dreamlike landscape of frozen stone waterfalls.
www.yannarthusbertrand.com /yann2/affichage.php?reference=TVDC%20147&pais=Turquie   (360 words)

  
 Hierapolis (BiblePlaces.com)
Hierapolis, the “Sacred City,” is located at present-day Pamukkale in south central Turkey.
Hierapolis (turizm.net) Focuses not only on the founding and history of the city, but on various cultural aspects including religion, entertainment, and industry.
Hierapolis, near Pamukkale in Turkey (Bodrum) Highlights the attractions in and around the ancient ruins of the city.
www.bibleplaces.com /hierapolis.htm   (430 words)

  
 Hierapolis | That the World May Know
For Hierapolis, that god was the Roman emperor Domitian?one of the first emperors to declare himself to be divine.
High on a hill overlooking Hierapolis are the remains of a small building known as the Martyrium of Philip.
The baths of the Hierapolis were among the largest in all of Asia Minor, allowing hundreds of people to bathe at the same time.
www.followtherabbi.com /Brix?pageID=5552   (514 words)

  
 .:: PAMUKKALE.gov.tr ::.
Hierapolis was completely destroyed by the earthquake in 60 A.D. during the time of Roman Emperor Nero.
In 80 A.D. St. Philip came to Hierapolis and was murdered by the Jewish inhabitants.
Hierapolis was conquered by the Turks at the end of the 12th century A.D. Ruins of Hierapolis
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 Hierapolis
On the road to Hierapolis you come across the extraordinary spectacle of Pamukkale or "Cotton Castle", unique for its cascades of lukewarm calcareous water which drop after drop and century after century have covered the walls of the mountain with lacework creatinga kind of natural swimming pool.
There are still Baths at Hierapolis, on the hill abovce Pamukkale which have now become a museum.
Hierapolis, meaning "Holy City" was destroyed by earthquake on more than occasion.
www.kusadasi.biz /hierapolis.asp   (377 words)

  
 HIERAPOLIS - Online Information article about HIERAPOLIS
Hierapolis was the seat of an early See also:
Hierapolis is now easily reached from Gonjeli, a station on the See also:
It should be noted, however, that this name, if genuine, is curiously like that given by the Syrians to the Commagenian Hierapolis (above), Bambyce, the origin of which it has been suggested was a native name of the goddess Pambe or Mambe (whence Mabog).
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 Sacred Pool, Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Turkey
This was the sacred pool at the Roman health spa of Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale (pah-MOOK-kah-leh).
The warm calcium-laden waters spring from the earth just around the corner to the right and flow into the pool, then through channels and over a cliff.
The water cools as it falls and calcium dissolved in it precipitates to form gleaming white travertines, the "Cotton Castle" (pamuk = cotton, kale = castle).
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