Near Acarlar in Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey — West Asia or Southeast Europe
The 'Heracles Gate'
The so-called Heracles Gate bordered the Curetes Street to the east. Its present appearance derives from late antique adaptations, and the appearance of the imperial gateway cannot be reconstructed anymore. Both pillars, decorated with representations of Heracles, severely narrowed the passageway and blocked the street for wagon traffic. Above the pillars there was an arch complemented with a building inscription. Nikai (figures of Victory) with laurel wreaths and palm branches stood in the spandrels of the arch.
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: Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 56.249′ N, 27° 20.576′ E. Marker is near Acarlar, İzmir, in Selçuk. 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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Acarlar, İzmir 35920, Turkey. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Memmius Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of Domitian (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nymphaeum Traiani (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Terrace House 1 (about 120 meters away); The Varius Bath (about 120 meters away); The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa (about 120 meters away); The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acarlar.
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 February 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.