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Library of Celsus / Ephesus Ancient City

In 129 BC, King Attalos of Bergama (Pergamon) inherited his kingdom to the Roman Empire for the entire region to join the Roman Empire as an Asian state, and they benefited from the conditions of this testament. Ephesus became a very important trade center in the period of Augustus and after. Historian Aelius Aristides describes Ephesus as the most important …

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Altar of Zeus and Cybele

Altar of Zeus and Cybele / Pergamon

Pergamon Zeus Altar or Zeus Altar, which was built by Attalos Dynasty, the ruler of the Pergamon Kingdom, at 2 BC in Ancient City of Pergamon in the north of Izmir, is a marble religious monument. The building which looks horseshoe is located on Pergamon Acropolis. It is 35.64 meters width and 33.4 meters deep. The stairs, located in front …

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The Temple of Hadrian

Temple of Hadrian / Ephesus Ancient City

On Curetes Street, it is a small but ostentatious building on the left side of the marble road from Celsus library to Herakles Gate. It was dedicated to honor the Roman Emperor Hadrianus. The reliefs depicting the founding legends of the city of Ephesus on the doorway are interesting. These are known to belong to the late ancient age. It …

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The Roman Baths

Roman Baths / Ephesus Ancient City

Bathing in the baths for the great majority of the Romans was at the top of the leisure activities. Bathing in ancient Rome was a social activity, even though bathing today was a special activity at home. Men and women from all class of life were bathed in public baths that reminded us of today’s modern spa or health clubs …

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The Odeon

The Odeon / Ephesus Ancient City

Prytaneion is the name given to sacred places where the holy fire of Hestia is represented in every Greek city-state, representing the independence and sovereignty of the city. The word comes from the words of Prytan (the managerial position of the democratic Greek city), where sacred rituals and meetings with the food of the city’s executives are held, and beyond …

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The Monumental Fountains

Tranius Fountain / Ephesus Ancient City

There are two important fountains in Ephesus Ancient City. One of them is Traianus Fountain and the other one is Hydreion Fountain. Traianus Fountain The Traianus Fountain structure was built by Tiberius Claudius Aristion and his wife in honor of Ephesus Artemis and Emperor Traiani between AD 102 and 114. Today, there is an attempt to restore the structure; its original …

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The Agora – Ephesus

The Agora / Ephesus Ancient City

If you walk on the Curetes Street in Ephesus Ancient City, you will face the State Agora, located in the west side of the city, after the Slope Houses, opposite Odeon. It was built by the state for being the import and export center. In other words, it is the stock market of the period. This square, believed to have …

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Temple Of Artemis

Temple of Artemis

The two seven wonders of the world is in Turkey. These are Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Bodrum. In the 11th century BC, Androklos, the son of King Kodros of Athens, came to Anatolia like other colonists and settled in the area of Ephesus. The port city of Ephesus, where the people of sea migration began to …

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Şirince Village

Sirince Village

The Aegean region has its own texture. It carries traces of Greek culture and makes you feel like you are touring in Europe. At that time, both the Greek people and the Turks were welcomed. The village of Sirince is confronted as the pearl of the region and deserves to be discovered for at least two days. Sections Places to …

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Marble Streets

Marble Streets / Ephesus Ancient City

Marble Streets provide transportation between Celsus Library and Odeon. In the street where the cars are used, the bushes are not forgotten either. The high platform on the side of the road serves the same purpose as today’s pavements. It is admirable that they have a human-focused understanding of urbanism centuries ago. There is a marble on the street with …

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