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

The Heroon of Androclos

 
 
The Heroon of Androclos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
Inscription.
English Text:
Over a u-shaped pedestal with Doric façade architecture arose an open upper storey of the Ionic order. In front of the building is a water basin; its enclosure panels were renovated in the late antique period, and for this reason it was long known as the 'Byzantine Fountain'. This monument might originally have been erected in honour of Androclos, the mythical founder of the city, during the 1st century B.C.
 
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute.
 
Location. 37° 56.329′ N, 27° 20.481′ 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. Hadrian's Gate (a few steps from this marker); The Latrine (a few steps from this marker); The So-Called House of Pleasure (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrace House 2
The Heroon of Androclos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
Close-up view of a drawing of the overhead floor-plan that is displayed on the marker. The English caption simply reads, "Plan."
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of Hadrian (within shouting distance of this marker); Peristyle Courtyard of Dwelling Unit 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Gate of the Agora (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. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
The Heroon of Androclos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "The Heroon of Androclos during excavation."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Relief from the pediment."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Garland frieze."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
Close-up view of a drawing of the structure that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "The reconstruction of the Heroon."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. The Heroon of Androclos 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 'Heroon of Androclos' being highlighted in orange.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
View of the marker looking south towards some of the displayed ruins in the archaeological park.
The Heroon of Androclos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
9. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
View of the marker looking northwest along Curetes Street.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
10. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
View looking northwest along Curetes Street, from the area in front of the featured marker, towards the Celsus Library.
The Heroon of Androclos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
11. The Heroon of Androclos Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on March 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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