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Near Selçuk in Selçuk (district), Izmir Province, Turkey
 

Baths at the ‘State Agora’

 
 
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
Inscription. English Text:
The Roman bathing facility should be located at the site of an earlier, Hellenistic gymnasium. Four bathing rooms at the northern side were partly hewn out of the bedrock. The caldarium (hot room) lying to the west possessed seven niches furnished with bathing pools. To the west and south, colonnades with mosaic floors were adjoined; these served as recreation rooms and lobby halls. Presumably a palaestra (exercise area) exists in the unexcavated terrain to the south, which would have served for physical exercise as well as mental activities.
 
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute.
 
Location. 37° 56.174′ N, 27° 20.717′ 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. Touch for map. The marker is in an archaeological park that is about 3 km (2 miles) southeast of Selçuk. Marker is in this post office area: Selçuk, Izmir Province 35920, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Processional Way (a few steps from this marker); The 'State Agora' (a few
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
Close-up view of a drawing of the overhead floor-plan that is displayed on the marker. The English caption simply reads, "Plan."
steps from this marker); Ancient Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker); Byzantine Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hellenistic Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker); The Early Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker); Research History of Ephesos (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.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Excavation of the Baths at the 'State Agora' (1927)."
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "The Baths at the 'State Agora' from the south."
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
Close-up view of a topographical map that is displayed on the marker. The map shows an overhead view of the layout of the city, with the location of the Baths at the 'State Agora' being highlighted in orange.
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Hypocausts of the caldarium (hot room)."
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
View of the marker, looking north, towards the ruins of the 'State Agora.'
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
View of the marker, looking northwest, towards some of the ruins of Ephesos, that are on display at the archaeological park.
Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
9. Baths at the 'State Agora' Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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