Travel to Turkey 5: Hierapolis


 Hercules’s face? 

< 1. Hercules’s face? >

I introduce Hierapolis in the upper part of Pamukkale that I introduced last time.

This is a remains of city of Rome.

 前回紹介したパムッカレの上側にあるヒエラポリスを紹介します。

これはローマの都市遺跡です。

 

 in Hierapolis

< 2. in Hierapolis >

Hierapolis

In this city, buildings had formed into line on the hillside extending across a width of 1 km and a depth of 800 m, and 100,000 people were living.

It was founded by Roman at first and prospered till Byzantine Empire after.

However, big earthquakes attacked this city several times and people achieved the rebuilding each time, but, at the end, it was abandoned in the 14th century.

 

ヒエラポリス

この都市は高台の斜面に巾1km、奥行き800mにわたって建物が並び、10万人が暮らしていた。

最初ローマ人によって創建され、後のビザンチン帝国時代まで繁栄した。

しかし大きな地震がこの都市を数度襲い、再建を果たして来たが、14世紀には放棄された。

 

Pamukkale and a reconstruction of Hierapolis 

< 3. Pamukkale and a reconstruction of Hierapolis >

A blue frame is my photo spot of Pamukkale and a red frame is it of Hierapolis.

The place where the blue frame and the red frame cross is an old large bath.

Lime of hot spring flowing from here produced Pamukkale.

The upper part of the red frame is a large theater.

The left big open space is a big agora.

 

青枠はパムッカレ、赤枠がヒエラポリスの私の撮影スポット。

青枠と赤枠の交わる所が、昔の大浴場。

ここから流れだした温泉の石灰分がパムッカレを生んだ。

赤枠の上部が大劇場。

左の大きな広場はアゴラ。

 

I looked up at Hierapolis from Pamukkale side 

< 4. I looked up at Hierapolis from Pamukkale side >

There is a large theater at the right-hand back, and it is one of reconstructed building most.

From the central part right, there are Nymphaeum(fountain), Plutonium(cave), and Temple of Apollon.

Poisonous gas came out from this cave, and priest used it skillfully and prophesied.

The same thing was performed also in ancient Greece.   

 

右手奥が大劇場、最も再現されているのはこの劇場ぐらい。

中央部右からニンファニューム(噴水)、プルトニューム(洞窟)、アポロ神殿。

この洞窟から毒ガスが出ており、神官がこれを巧みに使い預言を行っていた。

古代ギリシャでも同様なことが行われていた。

 

.  large theater :  the stage and seats

< 5. large theater : the stage and seats   >

Because the sightseeing time of this ruin was short, I ran a slope up until the large theater of the upper part.

I was overwhelmed in the big size and steep grade when I stood at a top of the theater shakily on my feet.

 

この遺跡の観光時間は短かったので、上部にある大劇場まで斜面を走った。

ふらつきそうな足で劇場の最高部に立っていると、その大きさと急勾配に圧倒された。

 

I look the stag of the theater from out side  

< 6. I look the stag of the theater from out side  >

I took close look at the stage of the theater for the first time, and it was splendid.

 初めて劇場の舞台を目の辺りで見たが、素晴らしかった。

 

.  I looked down from the theater 

< 7. I looked down from the theater >

When I stood in the ruins, in contrast with the gorgeous white lime shelf, I seemed to hear the din of the ancient times.

廃墟の遺跡に立っていると、華やかな白い石灰棚とは対照的に、いにしえの喧噪が微かに聞こえてくるようでした。

 

flowers in Hierapolis 

< 8. flowers in Hierapolis >

This red flowers bloomed everywhere in the ruins.

 

この赤い花はこの遺跡の到る所に咲いていました。

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Travel to Turkey 5: Hierapolis

  1. Great “historic” photo report.

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