The main entrance and main street of Laodicea.
Roman stores along the road, and a table with two seats where you could sit and play an old Roman game.
Here you can see one of the intersections off the main street, which runs downhill. The streets are hollow underneath so the sewers could carry dirty water out of the city.
What’s left standing of the temple dedicated to Caesar at Laodicea. Probably built in the second century.
Looking below the temple of Ceaser you can see stairs and arches. This is where people would go to see an oracle. Next to this site you can see work being done on the largest ancient church in Laodicea, from around the fourth century.
Here you can see the great size of the town hall, where the city’s administration took place.
Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation:
“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.”