Turkey - Aphrodisias

"Located in southwestern Turkey, in the upper valley of the Morsynus River, the site consists of two components: the archaeological site of Aphrodisias and the marble quarries northeast of the city. The temple of Aphrodite dates from the 3rd century BCE and the city was built one century later. The wealth of Aphrodisias came from the marble quarries and the art produced by its sculptors. The city streets are arranged around several large civic structures, which include temples, a theatre, an agora, and two bath complexes.

Source: UNESCO World Heritate Tentative List

Postcard 1
Theater of Aphrodisias, Turkey. Thanks to Marie of France who visited Turkey.




Postcard 2
Aphrodisias was a small city in Caria, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor. Its site is located near the modern village of Geyre, Turkey, about 230 km from ─░zmir. Thanks to Adrienne of New Zealand.

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