With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city of Aphrodisias was established during the Greek and Roman times and is one of the most valuable settlements that have survived to the present day. Located in Aydın province, the city is dedicated to Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty.
As a center of art, sculpture, architecture and worship, Aphrodisias has always attracted the attention for its magnificent Temple of Aphrodite. The value of the unearthed monuments and artifacts in the area has been rising exponentially while the excavation works are still in progress.  The ancient city has also an archeological museum bearing the same name of the site.