Near Selçuk in Selçuk (district), İzmir Province, Turkey
The ‘State Agora’
Probably in the 15th century B.C., an enclosure was set up in the saddle between the two city mountains; at the beginning of the 1“century A.D. it covered an area of 160 x 58 m. The area was surrounded by porticoes on three sides. The location was bordered at the west by an ashlar wall, against which numerous individual monuments were erected. At the latest since the time of Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14), the `State Agora' with its surrounding buildings constituted the political centre of the city.
Şehrin her iki yanındaki dağların arasındaki çukur alanda olasılıkla İ.Ö. 1. yüzyılda yapılan meydan, I.S. 1. yüzyılın başında 160 x 58 m'|ık bir alanı kapsamaktaydı. Meydanın uç yanı sütunlu galerilerle çevrilmiştir. Batı sınırını, kesme bloklardan yapılmış ve pek çok anıtın dayandığı bir duvar oluşturur. En geç imparator Augustus (İ.Ö. 27 - İ.S. 14) Dönemi'nden itibaren 'Devlet Agorası', etrafındaki diğer yapılarla beraber şehrin politik merkezi haline gelmiştir.
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Location. 37° 56.182′ N, 27° 20.71′ E. Marker is near Selçuk, İzmir Province, in Selçuk (district). Marker can be reached from Efes Yolu just from Dr. Sabri Yayla Boulevard (İzmir Province Route D515). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selçuk, İzmir 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 in İzmir); Baths at the 'State Agora' (a few steps from this marker in Izmir Province); The Bouleuterion (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker in Izmir Province); Byzantine Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker in Izmir Province); Roman Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker in Izmir Province); The Hellenistic Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker in Izmir Province); The Early Ephesos (within shouting distance of this marker in Izmir Province). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selçuk.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Roman city of Ephesus (Efes) ruins.
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