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Near Pamukkale in Merkez (District), Denizli, Turkey
 

Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) / Tapinak Nymphaeumu(i.S, III. y├╝zy─▒l)

Hierapolis of Phrygia

 
 
Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
1. Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker
Inscription.  Built to a U-shaped plan with two wings enclosing the large basin. The lower part is built of more regularly-shaped travertine blocks, while the upper part has blocks of varying dimensions, clearly taken from previous structures. On the basis of the architectural fragments it has been possible to create a hypothetical reconstruction of the two orders, a lower one with exedras along the base, and an upper one with straight stretches that are alternately projecting and recessed. Near the curves of the lower order, the niches where surmounted by tympana, conserved in the Museum, bearing high quality busts of the principal deities of Hierapolis, embellished with various symbols and attributes Selena, Jupiter, Juno, Artemis, and Apollo.

B├╝y├╝k havuzu i├žine alan U ┼čikl─▒nde bir plana sahip Nympnaeum'un all k─▒sm─▒ d├╝zg├╝n traverten biloklardan, ├╝st k─▒sm─▒ ise olas─▒l─▒kla devi┼čirme malzeme olan, farkli'b├╝y├╝kl├╝kteki ta┼člardan yap─▒lmi┼čtir. Bulunan m─▒mar─▒ par├žalara gore, yap─▒n─▒n ─▒ki katl─▒ olas─▒ rekonstr├╝ksiyon plan─▒ haz─▒rlanm─▒┼čt─▒r: b─▒r─▒nci a s─▒ra kaiden─▒n d├╝zenini izleyen bir eksedra formuna, ├╝st s─▒ra

Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
2. Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD)
Distant view of the north side of the Temple Nymphaeum.
ise sadece ├ž─▒k─▒nt─▒ll ve girint─▒l─▒ duz ├žizgilere sahiptir. I. d├╝zendek─▒ e─črilerde, aed─▒kulalar─▒n ├╝zerinde yer alan al─▒nl─▒klarda, Muze'de korunan ve kaliteli b─▒r ─▒┼č├žil─▒k gosleren, Hierapolis'in belli ba┼čl─▒ tannlannin b├╝stlen, sarmal bitkiler aras─▒nda ve sembolleryle birlikte betimlenmi┼čtir: Selene, J├╝piter, Fiera, Artemis ve Apollon.
 
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 37° 55.62′ N, 29° 7.555′ E. Marker is near Pamukkale, Denizli, in Merkez (District). Marker can be reached from Pamukkale just north of Yenik´┐½┬½y Yolu, on the right when traveling south. From the archaeological park's visitor center at the south park entrance, this marker is actually located to the north, a short distance off an un-named park roadway (that also serves as a pedestrian trail), along a park walking path that leads to the front of the Temple Nymphaeum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20190 Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Theatre (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Martyrion of St. Philip
Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
3. Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker
A closer view of the north side of the Temple Nymphaeum.
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Hierapolis (approx. 0.7 kilometers away).
 
Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
4. Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker
A close view of the northwest corner of the Temple Nymphaeum.
Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
5. Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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