Archaeological Museum of Hierapolis, Pamukkale

Archaeological Museum of Hierapolis, Pamukkale

One of the more intriguing elements of the larger Archaeological Museum of Hierapolis is the archaeology display. The museum offers a variety of artefacts found on the property and in the neighbourhood and is located within the Central Roman Baths’ restored ruins. The exhibit is located across from the travertine ponds with white cliffs, just before you reach the Antique Pool.

Archaeological Museum of Hierapolis, Pamukkale

The Archaeological Museum is located in the Ancient City of Hierapolis on a 14,000 m2 plot of ground. It is a collection of structures that also contains a gym, an old Roman bath, and a library. Between the reigns of Severus and Hadrian (117–138 A.D.), the Hierapolis Southern Bath, also known as the Great Bath Building, was constructed. It is located southwest of the city, close to the travertine waterways’ entry. (2nd century A.D) After the ancient city was abandoned, the sediments accumulated by the water that formed the white travertines of Pamukkale raised the floor of the Roman Bath by 5 metres.

As a consequence of the restoration work carried out on the Roman Bath Structure at the Archaeological Museum of Hierapolis in the 1970s, the Hierapolis Archeology Museum was opened on February 1st, 1984. It contains artefacts brought in from other ruins as well as those recovered from the Hierapolis Excavations.

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Hierapolis Archaeological Museum Pamukkale

The Legend of Marsyas

Legend has it that Marsyas has the gall to challenge God Apollo to a singing duel. Apollo defeated Marsyas in the challenge by creating the best music. Marsyas will be punished by having his flesh flayed for having the audacity to compete against God Apollo in a music tournament. You have a Scythian at your disposal for this job.

Hall of Sarcophagi and Statues

The majority of the items, which are artefacts from the excavations at Hierapolis and Laodikeia, were removed from our other ruins. The artefacts are hailed as the finest instances of Roman-era artistic creation. They include sarcophagi that were found during the rescue excavations in the Ancient City of Laodikeia and reliefs of gladiator and bull battles that our directorate found during excavations in Tripolis Street of the Ancient City of Hierapolis.

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