Laodikeia is located 6 km north of the modern city of Denizli on the road to Pamukkale (Hierapolis). It is is one of the important archaeological remains for the region along with Hierapolis (Pamukkale) and Tripolis. The city was settled continuously from the Chalcolithic Period (Copper Age, 5500 BCE) to 7th century CE. The most important income of the city was commerce, thanks to its location on the crossroads of major trade routes. The foremost trade was textiles. In addition, marble, grain and livestock commerce also provided an important income to the city.