Aphrodisias, Turkey


In Aphrodisias — which means “city of Aphrodite” — in southwest Turkey, you can see the 4-column entrance to her temple (pictured). The majority of ruins date between 85 BC and AD 300, and the Romans’ love for beautification can be seen in all the detailed marble carvings.

There is so much to this ancient city: a large theater, a smaller music theater and a large stadium where you can imagine chariot races taking place. They’re still uncovering things in the area. The museum is also worth browsing.


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