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

The ‘Heracles Gate’

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
Inscription.
English Text:
The so-called Heracles Gate bordered the Curetes Street to the east. Its present appearance derives from late antique adaptations, and the appearance of the imperial gateway cannot be reconstructed anymore. Both pillars, decorated with representations of Heracles, severely narrowed the passageway and blocked the street for wagon traffic. Above the pillars there was an arch complemented with a building inscription. Nikai (figures of Victory) with laurel wreaths and palm branches stood in the spandrels of the arch.
 
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute.
 
Location. 37° 56.249′ N, 27° 20.576′ 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 Memmius Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of Domitian (within shouting distance
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
Close-up view of a drawing of the overhead floor-plan that is displayed on the marker. The English caption simply reads, "Plan."
of this marker); Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nymphaeum Traiani (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Terrace House 1 (about 120 meters away); The Varius Bath (about 120 meters away); The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa (about 120 meters away); The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum (about 150 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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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "The find context of a pillar."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Detailed view of a head of Heracles."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "The excavation of the 'Heracles Gate.'"
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. The 'Heracles Gate' 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 'Heracles Gate' being highlighted in orange.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
View of the marker, looking southwest, just off of Curetes Street.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
View of the marker, looking northwest, along Curetes Street.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
9. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
View looking northwest along Curetes Street, from the area in front of the featured marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
10. The 'Heracles Gate' Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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