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Hierapolis gate

Hierapolis gate

Hierapolis is (Enc. Britt.) an “ancient Phrygian city in southwestern Turkey. … It 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 honoured with orgiastic rites. There was also a worship of Apollo Lairbenos. 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. Extensive ruins, excavated since the 19th century, include baths, a gymnasium, an agora, and a Byzantine church.

A viewer added (see below): This is Domitianus Gate, inside the Byzantine Gate is seen. Half portico on right side is a tower.


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Hüseyin Erkut 12-Nov-2006 02:29
Osseman, this is Domitianus Gate, inside Byzntine Gate is seen. Half portio on right side is a tower.