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

Temple on the ‘State Agora’

 
 
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker
Inscription.
English Text:
In the western part of the 'State Agora' there is a peripteral temple on a 23 x 15 m podium with 6 x 10 columns and additional columns at the front. Most probably this temple was erected at the time of Emperor Augustus or Tiberius, in ca. A.D. 15. The building is interpreted as a sanctuary of the Association of the Roman Citizens (conventus Civium Romanorum) in honor of Divus Caesar and Dea Roma, or of Augustus. The building was completely torn down in the late antique period.
 
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute.
 
Location. 37° 56.184′ N, 27° 20.647′ 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. The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum (within shouting distance of this marker); Hydrekdocheion (within shouting distance of this marker);
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. Temple on 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."
The Bouleuterion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inscriptions Museum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian (about 90 meters away); The 'State Agora' (about 90 meters away); Processional Way (about 90 meters away); Baths at the 'State Agora' (about 90 meters away). 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.
 
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Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Temple on the 'State Agora,' view from the west."
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. Temple on 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 Temple on the 'State Agora' being highlighted in orange.
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker
An extreme close-up view of a potion of the 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 Temple on the 'State Agora' being highlighted in orange.
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker
A distant view of the marker, looking southwest.
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker
View of the marker, looking northwest.
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker
View, looking west from ground level, at the ruins of the Temple at the 'State Agora.'
Temple on the 'State Agora' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
9. Temple on 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 47 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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