Pagan Temple at Laodicea

May 30, 2014

The last few years have seen an enormous amount of excavation in Laodicea. It is still ongoing, as Ferrell Jenkins and I saw several sectors of the very large tel that had teams of workers. One site of importance is the restoration of a pagan temple which reflects some of the wealth and splendor for which this city was famous. Remember God had His people here in Laodicea also, and they were the recipients of the 7th of the Seven Letters (Rev. 2-3).

Pagan Temple at Laodicea. Photo ©Leon Mauldin.

Pagan Temple at Laodicea. Photo ©Leon Mauldin.

At the back of the temple there is a clear platform through which you can look down and see more excavation several meters below.

Ferrell Jenkins behind temple. The white spot 6 miles distance is Hierapolis. Photo ©Leon Mauldin.

Ferrell Jenkins behind temple. The white spot behind (6 miles distance across the Lycus Valley) is Hierapolis. Photo ©Leon Mauldin.

On the lighter side I present you with a camel photo.

Happy Camel at Hierapolis. Photo ©Leon Mauldin.

Happy Camel at Hierapolis. Photo ©Leon Mauldin.

May I say it’s good to be back in Sweet Home Alabama!