Perched some 100 miles north east of Marmaris in Anatolia, Aphrodisias was an ancient Greek settlement named in tribute to the Greek goddess Aphrodite. It was famed as an enclave of beauty and artistry, not least because of its temple to its titular goddess of love. This ruin of many pillars was later redesigned as a basilica, but it retains its third-century BC grace.
Unesco says: ‘The wealth of Aphrodisias came from the marble quarries north east of the city, and the art produced by its sculptors.
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