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Turkey: Pamukkale, Hieropolis, & Laodicea

March 24, 2016.  How’d you like that mouthful of a title for my post?  Kind of an alphabet soup.  You’ve probably never heard of any of these ancient sites, unless you’re a fan of Roman history or the New Testament.  To be honest, they weren’t big on our sightseeing priority list, either — until we watched an NRK program about Hieropolis a couple of months ago.  With phantasmagoric hot-spring formations, a necropolis (city of the dead), and a Roman Plutonium (a “Gateway to Hell”), it sounded like the perfect vacation spot.

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