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Near Sart in Salihli (district), Manisa, Turkey
 

Lokantalar / Restaurants

 
 
Restaurants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
1. Restaurants Marker
Inscription.  
Turkish Text:

Hamamin güney girisinin her iki yaninda yer alan dükkânlar büyük bir olasilikla lokanta veya taverna olarak hizmet vermekteydi. W1-2 no''lu dükkânin kazisinda iki adet ocak yeri ve yiyecek kaplari elde edilmistir. W2 no''lu dükkânin ana girisi disinda taslarla örülmüs L-seklindeki alçak bir bank, müsterilere, revagin gölgesinde oturacak yer imkâni saglamistir. Unitenin karsi kösesine, çifte oturakli bir tuvalet yerlestirilmistir. Hamam girisinin diger yanindaki E1-2 no lu dükkanda seramik ve cam yemek takimlari, muhafaza kaplari, hayvan kemikleri ve deniz kabuklari ortaya çikarilmistir. Her iki mekânda yer alan küçük depolar ve su giderleri yikama olanagi saglamistir. E1''in güneybati kenarindaki büyükçe pencereden, muhtemelen disarida revagin altinda bekleyen müsterilere yiyecek servisi yapiliyordu Üzerlerinde haçlar ve kismen Hristiyan ismi olan (Kyriakos''un") adinin kazinmis oldugu iki adet seramik kap ile domuz kemikleri ve deniz kabuklarinin mevcudiyeti, dükkân sahibinin Hristiyan oldugu ya da mekânin Hristiyan cemaat tarafindan kullanildigi fikrini uyandirir.

English Text:

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By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
2. Restaurants Marker
A close of view of a supposed restaurant scene, that is displayed on this marker.
shops flanking the side entrance to the Bath may have functioned as restaurants or taverns. Excavation of Shop W1-2 found two cooking hearths and dishes for serving food. An L-shaped masonry bench built outside the main door to Shop W2 provided customers with overflow seating in the shaded portico. A double-seat latrine was installed in the unit''s opposite corner. On the opposite side of the Bath entrance, Shop E1-2 contained ceramic and glass dining vessels, storage containers, animal bones, and shells. Small drains or water tanks in both rooms seem to have provided places for washing. Wide windows in the southeast corner of E1 may have served for passing food to customers standing in the portico. Crosses and part of a Christian name ("of Kyriakos") incised on two ceramic vessels, together with the presence of pig bones and shell''s, suggest that the shop was owned or supported by Christian members of the community.
 
Erected by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey, and the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 29.3′ N, 28° 2.375′ E. Marker is near Sart, Manisa, in Salihli (district). Marker
Restaurants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
3. Restaurants Marker
view of the marker, affixed to the back wall of the ruins of the ancient restaurant, as seen from the Roman Avenue.
can be reached from Kenan Evren Cd. just east of Sart Yolu, on the left when traveling east. This marker is on the grounds of the Sardis Archaeological Park, near the Roman Bath-Gymnasium and Synagogue, amongst the "Byzantine Shop" ruins that line the Roman Avenue just outside the south wall of the Synagogue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sart, Manisa 45370, Turkey. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roman Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Mesken / Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Boya Dükkán / Paint Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); (Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Synagogue - Main Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuvaletler / Latrines (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath-Gymnasium Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Sardis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sart.
 
Restaurants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
4. Restaurants Marker
View of visitors to the archaeological park walking past the front of the ruins of the restaurant that is featured on this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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