11 May 2011

Pamukkale 4: Hierapolis

Posted by Callan Bentley

Atop the glorious pile of travertine that is Pamukkale (photos 1, 2, & 3), there is an ancient ruined city called Hierapolis. It was founded by the Romans in the second century BC, and was constructed (not surprisingly) from the most common locally available stone: travertine.

A tomb with a view:

This last one is a tomb, partially engulfed by laminations of calcite… Time and travertine wait for no man: