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The Ancient Lydian City on the borders of Phrygia & Caria

The city lived its most glorious age in the Roman Period in the 1st century AD . It has a grid type plan consisting of avenue/plateia and streets/stenopos surrounding the islands/insula. In addition to public buildings such as Theatre, Stadium, Bath-Gymnasium, Nymphaeum and  Agora, there were building types belonging to civil architecture. The ways of city planning and approach to aestethics and architecture enabled today's people to perceive the relationship of ancient people with nature, environment, natural resources.


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Main Structures of Tripolis;

Agora (Below)
Agora, which was built in the city center with a rectangular plan in the north-south direction during the Roman Period; 4th century AD. end- 5th century AD. continued to be used with the new regulations made in the beginning. There is Colonnaded Street in the south of the Agora, Hierapolis Street in the east, and the Bouleuterion in the west.


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Main Structures of Tripolis;

State Agora / Sanctuary

It is one of the most important structures in terms of its location within the public spaces built in the city center and because of its architectural elements.  It borders a monumental fountain and is animated with sculptures. In the northwest there are magnificent structures that serve social life, such as baths and theaters.
In addition, waste water channel and terracotta pipe lines related to Late Antique period were identified on the floor of the State Agora / Sanctuary West Portico.


Hierapolis Street, which cuts the Colonnaded Street in the east-west direction, perpendicularly in the north-south direction, was built in the Early Roman Period together with the Colonnaded Street. It is one of the main streets of the city and was built in accordance with urban planning. There are 8 travertine feet on the street. The 4 Foot was built in the Roman Period at the intersection of Hierapolis Street and Colonnaded Street, giving a monumental entrance to the city center. The other 4 pillars are in the section between the Podium Structure and Latrina.

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The building, which was built in an area close to the city center, consists of cut travertine blocks. 44 x 64 meters. Some of the outer walls of the building can be seen on the ground. The structure placed in accordance with the topography is the Bouleuterion.

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