Near Selçuk in Selçuk District, Izmir Province, Turkey
Tetragonos Agora - The Commercial Market
Tetragonos Agora - Ticari Pazar Yeri
Die Tetragonos Agora - Der Handelsmarkt
The Commercial Market was already founded in the 3rd century B.C. Its visible form goes back to an expansion under Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14) into a square ensemble (side lengths 154 m) with three gates in the north, west and south, a central courtyard (side length 112 m) enclosed on all sides by two-aisled, two-storey halls with business and administrative offices. To the east, on the `Marble Street', a two-aisled Doric basilica was built in the upper storey of the Agora during Emperor Nero's reign (A.D. 54-68); this probably functioned as a justice court. After a devastating earthquake at the end of the 4th century A.D., a completely new renovation took place of all the main structural elements of the Agora, using architectural pieces from throughout Ephesos. In the 6th century A.D., the northern hall received tremendous retaining wall, instead of its rear rooms, against the artificial hill lying behind it (today the headquarters of the gendarmerie barracks).
Ticari pazar yeri (agora) İ.Ö. 3. yüzyılda çoktan kurulmuştu. Görünen şekli, imparator Augustus (İ.Ö. 27 - İ.S. 14) Dönemi'ndeki genişletmeye kadar geri gider, bu dönemde, kuzeyde, batıda ve güneyde olmak üzere üç büyük kapısı olan kare biçiminde bir yapı grubu (uzunluğu
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Erected by Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı and Osterreichisches Archaologisches Institut.
Location. 37° 56.374′ N, 27° 20.47′ 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 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 Celsus Library (within shouting distance of this marker in İzmir); The So-Called House of Pleasure (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrine (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Terrace House 2 (about 120 meters away); The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon (about 120 meters away); The Temple of Hadrian (about 120 meters away); Peristyle Courtyard of Dwelling Unit 6 (about 150 meters away); The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa (about 150 meters 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. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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