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All along the site of Hierapolis, especially on the Northern side, lies a vast necropolis counting more than 1200 tombs from different epochs.
Many strangers having come to the city for medical treatment, were buried there in graves of different styles according to the status of the dead person.
--Simple tombs for common people.
--Marble sarcophagi covered by a gabled roof.
--Circular tumuli with a vaulted chamber inside. WS2
--Large family tombs looking like temples. WS1

We had started our visit of the antique city in the bright sun of the afternoon. See my pic 212 and pic 210 .
Then, the sun started to go down pic 211 .
By the time, we had come to the necropolis, we were definitely into the sunset, which gave a really special atmosphere, well adapted to the place.
I wonder if our guide had programmed our visit in that way on purpose...

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