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Anatolia Cemetery

Pamukkale, Turkey
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Pamukkale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Arusha T
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

If you like taking photos this is not to be missed - many interesting tombs and the nature around it is gorgeous. It's at the top of the terraces so if you arrive at the entrance 3.30pm spend 1-2hrs in the pools and head up, you can explore the ampitheatre, antique pool then head over to the cemetery before the... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

There were three types of graves in the cemetery, so it was fascinating to see the way that graves have changed over time. This is an old, overrun cemetery, so it's more neat than sad - I don't think anyone has been buried there in recent times. The cemetery is included when you purchase entrance to Pammukkale/Hierapolis, so it's worth... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very nice to se the graves who and ther different formats interesting to se and if you go when I guide even better they we'll explain all the details .

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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154 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The ruined cemetery at Hierapolis was sadly beautiful. The graves were often falling apart and covered in moss and lichen, a poignant sight. The cemetery had three types of graves in it: sarcophagi, family tombs, and round Greek tumulus. Worth a wander and great for pretty photos.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

At the end of place we could see how they made sarkofags, place of last peace...its huge.Some graves are like house- in circle.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The waters of the thermal springs of Pamukkale became famous in ancient times and many flocked to Hieropolis to take the waters as a cure. The fact that the largest Necropolis or Graveyard from Ancient Turkey is here is a testament to the success or lack of success drinking and bathing in these waters had on the terminally ill. The... More

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sydney
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23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Part of Hierapolis the ancient founded and taken over by the Romans in 133 B.C. There were temples, a theatre and a medical healing centre based around the hot springs. May have been the world's first palliative care centre. It is an enormous necropolis with many different styles of graves - from sacrophagi to tholos'

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Beautiful ruins, full of history and personality. You can see the many types of tombs, how they worked, how people were buried. Scriptures are still visible! Go with tour guide to be able to understand what you see.

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New Delhi, India
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52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

One of the largest in the regions it is worthwhile going to see the sort of lifestyle the people lived. March was great as the surrounding countryside was green and in full bloom. The best part is that you can see it all in one day along with a dip in the cleopatra pools and a walk on the white... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

If one is into this sort of thing, this is a great place to imagine what lives these people lived. Very interesting to wander around and actually get upclose and personal with ancient history.

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