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Main Buildings

The Granarium, located on the northern side of the Arched Structure and extending in a north-south direction, must have been used as the granary/storage of the city. 41.30x4.50 m. with 41.60x4.30 m. It consists of 2 long corridors with interior dimensions and adjacent to each other.

It is located at the western entrance of the city. The sequential type Great Bath, similar to those found in Laodicea and Hierapolis in the region, is consists of Frigidarium (Cold), Tepidarium (Temperature) and Caldarium (Temperature) sections. The area to the north of the bath, whose borders are partially defined, must have been the Gymnasium structure. The bath building, which is made of cut travertine blocks, is among the structures whose ruins have survived to the present day. It was built in 2nd century.


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It is located in the north of the Colonnaded Street, which is one of the main streets of the city, and the Early Byzantine City Wall, and in the south of the Arched Building.The building, which belongs to the 5th and 6th centuries, was built by various arrangements A.D. It was used until the 10th century.

The Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), which is among the public buildings built in the Roman Imperial Period in the city center, was built in the 2nd century AD, on the west side of Hierapolis Street extending in the north-south direction, on the east side of the State Agora / Sanctuary.


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Tripolis Theatre:

It was built in the Greek theater type, suitable for the terrain, and built in the Roman architectural style. The theater consists of three parts.

Cavea: It is semicircular and divided by three diazomas. Vault exits are located on the upper parts of the cavea and on the sides. Seating levels are made of large marble stones. It has the capacity to accommodate approximately 8 thousand people.
Orchestra: It is completely underground with the seating levels and materials of the Cavea.
Scene (Stage and Stage Building): The superstructure of the stage building has been demolished towards the interior and exterior parts and is in a dilapidated condition. A small part of the right and left retaining walls of the stage building can be seen on the surface.


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Waterways: Even though the Ancient City of Tripolis was established by the Menderes River, the necessary water to meet the city's needs was obtained from the source near the current Güney District, which is 25 kilometers away from the city. Due to the mountainous and rough terrain between Kaynak and Tripolis, there are traces of  tunnel, pipe and arch traces on this route.

Necropolis: The eastern and southern slopes of the ancient Tripolis City were used as Necropolis.

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