Aphrodisias Turkey 2nd C BCE - 2nd C CE
Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey, dedicated first to the ancient Mother Goddess and later to the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
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- 37.708151° N, 28.724302° E
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The extensive ruins of Aphrodisias are picturesquely situated among fertile fields and cypress groves. The site is less crowded than Ephesus, but most guided tours stop at Aphrodisias en route to Hierapolis/Pamukkale. You can also take a day tour to Aphrodisias using Kusadasi as a base. The first structure you see upon entry to the site is the Tetrapylon, a lovely 2nd-century gateway with four groups of four Corinthian columns (from which it gets its name). It was extensively repaired and re-erected in 1990. continue reading →
- “Aphrodisias.” New York University. Web.