View of Quarry 47 on the Ardıçlı hill near Aphrodisias.
This is one of the more than seventy individual extraction points which constitute the so-called City Quarries at Aphrodisias, located roughly 2 km north of the city. White and grey marbles were quarried in this area. This is a long channel quarry, cut into the hillside and the main quarry-face that was being worked on at the time of abandonment is visible at the end. Since this photograph was taken a modern quarry has been opened at the end of this quarry, destroying much of what is visible here. Work at this site has now stopped too.