Geophysical investigation of the temple of Apollo (Hierapolis, Turkey)

TitleGeophysical investigation of the temple of Apollo (Hierapolis, Turkey)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNegri S, Leucci G
JournalJournal of archaeological science
KeywordsHierapolis, Plutonium
AbstractThe ruins of Hierapolis are located a few kilometres North of Laodicea in the Lycus Valley (western Turkey). This area is characterised by a large geothermic field that produces several hot water springs along tectonic structures (fractures and faults). Inside Hierapolis is the Temple of Apollo, the principal deity of the city. While the foundations of this temple go back to late Hellenistic times, the present remains of the upper structure are from the 3rd century AD.