Near Acarlar in Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
The three-storeyed gateway marks the junction of the Processional Way in the direction of Ortygia. Two narrower passageways framed the broad street gateway, of which the upper storey is reminiscent of Hadrian's Gate in Athens. Already begun by ca. A.D. 117, the building was restored after an earthquake (A.D. 270); water basins were fitted into the side bays.
The partial restoration (1986-1990) was financed by Anton Kallinger-Prskawetz.
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° 56.335′ N, 27° 20.475′ 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 that is about 3 km (2 miles) southeast of Selçuk. 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 Heroon of Androclos (a few steps from The So-Called House of Pleasure (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrine (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Gate of the Agora (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrace House 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Celsus Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of Hadrian (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.