Hierapolis (Pamukkale) Turkey

Hierapolis (Pamukkale)
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Said to have been founded by Apollo, Hierapolis (modern-day Pamukkale) was the site of sacred hot springs associated with Pluto, god of the underworld. The city also had a significant Jewish community and was mentioned by Paul in his Letter to Colossians.

Facts & Stats

Go Historic ID
Best Known As
Hierapolis (Pamukkale)
Full Name
Hierapolis (Pamukkale)
Also Known As
Hierapolis and Pamukkale
37.923056° N, 29.126111° E  (map)
0258/272 2077

Further Resources

  1. April Snodgrass . “Archaeologists Find a Classic Entrance to Hell”. “National Geographic News”. April 14, 2013. " Italian archaeologists working at the Greco-Roman site of ancient Hierapolis (modern-day Pamukkale) in Turkey have uncovered that city's gate to the underworld.... By tracing the path of the hot springs through the ancient site, the team from the University of Salento, led by Francesco D'Andria, uncovered the entrance to the cave. An engraved dedication to Pluto above the entrance has confirmed the identification of the gate."
  2. “Hierapolis”. “Wikipedia”.
  3. Todd Bolen; . “Hierapolis”. “BiblePlaces.com”.