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Near Selçuk in Selçuk (district), Izmir Province, Turkey
 

Hydrekdocheion

(Water Palace / Su Sarayı/ Wasserschloss)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
1. The Hydrekdocheion Marker
Captions (English / Turkish): Reconstruction sketch of the Water Palace. / Su Saryi'nin rekonstrüksiyon çizini.; 2. Architectural trial of the aedicule. / Aedikula'nin mimer denemesi.; 3. Architectual trial of the entablature. / Entablaturun (saçakligin) mimari denemesi. 4. Triton figure. / Triton figürü.
Inscription. English:
The monumental fountain building donated by the Proconsul Gaius Laecanius Bassus in ca. A.D. 80 is situated at the intersection of two main streets. The rectangular 105 m2 large basin was framed by sumptuous two- to three-storey aediculated façades on three sides, whereas the fourth side had a draw basin in front. The interplay of rich and colourful architecture, sculptural decoration with flowing water, and the dynamic element of water all resulted in making the fountain an attractive highlight.

Turkish:
Prokonsül Gaius Laecanius Bassus tarafından bağışlanan ve yaklaşık İ.S. 80 yılında inşa edilmiş olan anıtsal çeşme binası, iki ana caddenin kesişme noktasında yer almaktaydı. Bu dikdörtgen ve yaklaşık olarak 105 m2'Iikmbüyük havuzun üç yanı gösterişli iki-üç katlı aedikulalı fasatlarla çevirilmişti, dördüncü yanında ise suyun toplandığı bir tekne bulunmaktaydı. Zengin ve renkli mimarinin yarattığı etki, çeşitli yerlerinden su dökülen heykel süslemeleri ve suyun dinamik unsuru çeşmeyi bir cazibe noktası haline getirmekteydi.

German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge it.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
2. The Hydrekdocheion Marker
Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı and Osterreichisches Archaologisches Institut.
 
Location. 37° 56.172′ N, 27° 20.599′ E. Marker is near Selçuk, Izmir Province, in Selçuk (district). Marker can be reached from Efes Yolu just from Dr. Sabri Yayla Boulevard (Izmir Province Route D515). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selçuk, Izmir Province 35920, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Inscriptions Museum (a few steps from this marker); Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memmius Monument (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Temple of Domitian (about 120 meters away); The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum (about 120 meters away); The Bouleuterion (about 150 meters away in İzmir Province); The 'State Agora' (about 150 meters away in İzmir Province); Processional Way (about 150 meters away in İzmir). Click for a list of all markers in Selçuk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the ruins of the Roman city of Ephesus (Efes).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
3. The Hydrekdocheion
 
 
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