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

The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon

Helenistik Çeşme ve Heksagon (Altıgen)

 

—Hellenistischer Brunnen und Hexagon —

 
The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
1. The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon Marker
Captions (English / Turkish): 1. Hellenistic fountain / Helenistik çeşme; 2. Excavation photo with slabs of the 'Parthian Monument' / 'Par Aniti'nin levhalarini gösteren kazi fotoǧrafı; 3. Lion-head spout of the Hellenistic fountain / Helenistik çeşmenin aǧzindan su akan arsenal başi; 4. Reconstruction of the Hexagon / Heksagonun (altigen) rekonstrüksiyonu.
Inscription. English:
The Taberna II (Shop II) of Terrace House 2 was built over a fountain installation from the 3rd century B.C. The east, south and west walls, constructed of marble blocks, are preserved. Above the socle zone, a water channel and traces of the broken lion-head spouts can be seen. Chronologically and with regard to construction technique this fountain is similar to the fountain house near the Theatre. The flight of steps to the west was built over the remains of a little hexagonal memorial or tomb monument. A late antique workshop lıes behind it, with three relief slabs of the 'Parthian Monument' built into its façade.

Turkish:
Yamaç Ev 2'de bulunan Taberna Il (Dükkan II) İ.Ö. 3. yüzyıldan kalma bir çeşme yapısının üzerine inşa edilmiştir. Çeşmeden bugün geriye kalan mermer bloklardan yapılmış doğu, güney ve batı duvarlarıdır. Kaide kuşağının üzerinde, bir iç su oluğu ve ağzından su akan kırık arslan başının izleri görülebilmektedir. Zaman ve yapı tekniği bakımından çeşme, Tiyatro yapısı ıle benzerlik gösterir. Batıdaki basamaklı yapı, küçük ve altıgen bir onur ya da mezar anıtının
The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
2. The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon Marker
kalıntıları üzerine inşa edilmiştir. Bunun arkasında, Geç Antik Dönem'e ait ve ön yüzüne 'Part Anıtı'nın üç kabartmalı levhasının yerleştirildiği bir işlik bulunur.

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. 37° 56.311′ N, 27° 20.502′ 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. Terrace House 2 (a few steps from this marker); The Temple of Hadrian (a few steps from this marker); Peristyle Courtyard of Dwelling Unit 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrace House 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Graffiti in Terrace House 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); The So-Called House of Pleasure (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selçuk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the entrance to Terrace House 2 on the grounds of the Roman city of Ephesus (Efes).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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