from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of northwest Asia Minor in present-day Turkey. The Roman city was known for its baths fed by hot springs. Hierapolis was also an early center of Christianity.


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  • A Nazerinorum tetrarchia Bambycen, quae alio nomine 'Hierapolis' vocatur, Syris vero 'Magog.'"

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • And swimming among the ruins of old Hierapolis looked pretty damn cool, too.


  • Hierapolis was an ancient spa town built on a plateau behind the white calcium cliffs of Pamukkale "Cotton Castle", which is the modern name for the area.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I'm smiling because, Dude, I'm diving the ancient ruins of Hierapolis!

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Turkish archaeologists have been working very hard indeed on this site over the last several years and the results are remarkable … This city was, along with Hierapolis, one of the most important of cities in the Lycus valley … The population size of a city is often judged by the size of its theaters and then one multiplies by 10.

    Ben Witherington Reports on Laodicea at Ray Fowler .org

  • Philip - t is believed that he was martyred in Hierapolis , a city in today's Turkey .

    Chris Hitchens meets the Christians | RELIGION Blog |

  • It has also been noted by Yamauchi that a tenth century Melkite bishop of Hierapolis, named Agapius, inscribed an Arabic translation of Josephus' Testimonium Flavianum that seems to possess differences with the Greek version which may divulge the original passage.

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  • Papias, the Bishop of Hierapolis in Asia Minor, who died about 130 A.D., tells us that Matthew wrote his Gospel in Hebrew, and Carmignac has made a good case for holding that the same is true of Mark.

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  • The famous thermal springs and travertine pools are located on the site of the Roman town of Hierapolis, at the south-eastern tip of the terraces and occupy an area 2,500 m in length and 500 m in width.

    Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey

  • The archaeological site of the town of Hierapolis has been extensively investigated and partially restored by teams provided by the Italian government (funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture and Ambiente, as well as the National Research Council).

    Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey


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