Near Selçuk in Selçuk (district), Izmir Province, Turkey
The Varius Bath
The Varius Bath
Between the 'Bath' and the 'Academy Alley' at the northern side of the Curetes Street, the Varius Bath was established in the 1st half of the 2nd century A.D. The bathrooms were entered through a sizable apsidal hall; over the covered 'Academy Alley' one could reach a public latrine. In late antiquity a Christian named Scholasticia renovated renovated the bath: her seated statue is still located in a niche in the entrance hall.
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 56.302′ N, 27° 20.529′ 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 3 km (2 miles) southeast of Selçuk. 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 markerTerrace House 1 (a few steps from this marker); The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa (a few steps from this marker); The Temple of Hadrian (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nymphaeum Traiani (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrace House 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Peristyle Courtyard of Dwelling Unit 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrine (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.