The wealthy city of Laodicea was located on the road to Colosse. The book of Colossians was written not only to Colossians but also to the Laodiceans. About 35 years before Paul wrote to them, much of the city was destroyed by an earthquake, but it had the wealth and ability to rebuild.
Typical Roman road with large stones, pillars and shops
A medical school was located at the temple which offered a special salve to heal common eye troubles. They didn't need this kind of medicine; they needed spiritual sight.
Pipe that carried water from the mountains.
House church under excavation