Near Selçuk in Selçuk (district), Izmir Province, Turkey
Temple on the 'State Agora'
In the western part of the 'State Agora' there is a peripteral temple on a 23 x 15 m podium with 6 x 10 columns and additional columns at the front. Most probably this temple was erected at the time of Emperor Augustus or Tiberius, in ca. A.D. 15. The building is interpreted as a sanctuary of the Association of the Roman Citizens (conventus Civium Romanorum) in honor of Divus Caesar and Dea Roma, or of Augustus. The building was completely torn down in the late antique period.
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 56.184′ N, 27° 20.647′ E. Marker is near Selçuk, Izmir Province, in Selçuk (district). Marker can be reached from Efes Yolu just south of Dr. Sabri Yayla Boulevard (Route D515) when traveling south. The marker is in an archaeological park that is about Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selçuk, Izmir Province 35920, Turkey. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum (within shouting distance of this marker); Hydrekdocheion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bouleuterion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inscriptions Museum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian (about 90 meters away); The 'State Agora' (about 90 meters away); Processional Way (about 90 meters away); Baths at the 'State Agora' (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selçuk.
More about this marker. This marker is one of the many markers that are situated at the archaeological park that displays the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. One web site boasts that the ruins that one can see and experience at Ephesus are, "better than Rome itself," and although some of the artifacts found in this area have been dated back to about 6,000 BC, most of what the visitors to the archaeological park see, date back to the glory years of Greece and Rome.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.