Hierapolis - the antique pool

Maria1606

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Antique Pool (Cleopatra`s pool)

Hierapolis was the ancient Greek city on top of hot springs located in south western Turkey near the town of Denizli. Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hierapolis was founded as a thermal spa early in the 2nd century BCE by Eumenes II, king of Pergamon. The city was named after the existing temple, or possibly to honour Hiera, wife of Telephos – son of Heracles the mythical founder of the Attalid dynasty.

Especially in The Roman Empire period, Hierapolis was a health centre. In those years, thousands of people used to come to the baths, of which there are more than 15.
Today’s Antique Pool was shaped by the earthquake in the 7th century AD when the marble portico with Ionic arrangement fell into the spring.

Reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierapolis

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