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

The South Gate of the Agora

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
Inscription. The richly ornamented gate was financed by imperial freedmen Mazaeus and Mithridates in 2 B.C. The refined articulation of the southern façade with alternating projecting and re-entrant elements, as well as the use of arches and beams, was repeated in the original side wings of the building. Statues of the imperial family stood on the inscribed attic zone. The unadorned northern side was connected to the Agora Hall.
The re-erection of the gate (1982-1988) was made possible by Anton Kallinger-Prskawetz.
 
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute.
 
Location. 37° 56.361′ N, 27° 20.469′ 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. Tetragonos Agora - The Commercial Market (within shouting distance of this marker); The Celsus Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The So-Called House of Pleasure
The South Gate of the Agora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
Close-up view of a drawing of the overhead floor-plan that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Reconstructed original ground plan from the Augustan period (ground and upper floors)."
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hadrian's Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Archaic-Classical Settlement and the Sepulchre Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heroon of Androclos (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrace House 2 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). 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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The South Gate of the Agora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
Close-up view of photograph that is displayed on the marker. The English caption reads, "Former view from the southeast."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. The South Gate of the 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 'South Gate of the Agora' being highlighted in orange.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
View of the marker, looking south, situated near the north side of the 'South Gate of the Agora.'
The South Gate of the Agora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
6. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
A more distant view of the marker, looking south, situated near the north side of the 'South Gate of the Agora.'
The South Gate of the Agora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
7. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
View of the "South Gate of the Agora,' as seen from the south side of the actual gate, looking north.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
8. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
A more distant view of the 'South Gate of the Agora,' looking south across the ruins of the Agora.
The South Gate of the Agora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
9. The South Gate of the Agora Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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