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

Hellenistic Fountain House

Helenistik Çesme Yapısı

 

—Hellenistisches Brunnenhaus —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
1. Hellenistic Fountain House Marker
Captions (English / Turkish): 1. Reconstruction of the Fountain House / Çeşme Yapısının rekonstrüksiyonu; 2. The Fountain House prior to restoration (1897) / Restoration öncesi Çeşme Yapısı (1897); 3. The Fountain House from the west / Çeşme Yapısı - batıdan.
Inscription. English:
The fountain house of Ionic order located at the back wall of the Great Theatre's stage building dates to the Hellenistic period (3rd-1st century B.C.). During the Roman period its depth was extended ca. 2 m and the new anteroom which was thereby created was separated from the street at the front by two unfluted columns. As an inscription on one of the columns states, the water collected here was brought in from the Marnas River. The water basin has not survived.

Turkish:
Büyük Tiyatro'nun sahne binasının arka duvarına yaslanan çeşme yapısı, HeIenistik Dönem'den (İ,Ö. 3.-1 yüzyıl) kalmadır. Roma Dönemi'nde derinliǧi 2 m kadar artırılmış bunun sonucunda oluşan, yivsiz iki sütunlu ön mekan da caddeyle arasındaki sınırı oluşturmuştur. Sütunlardan birinin üzerindeki yazıtın da belirttiǧi gibi burada toplanan su, Marnas Nehri'nden getirilmekteydi. Suyun toplandıǧı havuz günümüze ulaşmamıştır.

German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge it.
 
Erected by Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı and Osterreichisches Archaologisches Institut.
 
Location.
Hellenistic Fountain House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
2. Hellenistic Fountain House Marker
37° 56.467′ N, 27° 20.521′ E. Marker is near Selçuk, Izmir Province, in Selçuk (district). Marker can be reached from Efes Yolu just from Dr. Sabri Yayla Boulevard (Izmir Province Route D515). Touch for map. 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 Great Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker in İzmir); Tetragonos Agora - The Commercial Market (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The So-Called House of Pleasure (about 240 meters away); The Celsus Library (approx. 0.2 kilometers away in İzmir); The Latrine (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Terrace House 2 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Temple of Hadrian (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selçuk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the ruins of the Roman city of Ephesus (Efes).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hellenistic Fountain House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
3. Hellenistic Fountain House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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