the decision was made during the a UNESCO World Heritage Committee session in Krakow, Poland, the statement said.

"Aphrodisias [...] is one of the most important archaeological sites of Turkey [...] with well-preserved sculptures, monuments, inscriptions, structures and marble quarries."

Aphrodisias is located within the borders of the southwestern Aydin province.

The number of inscribed properties of Turkey on the UNESCO World Heritage List has now reached 17.

Anadolu Agency