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Near Dalyan in Ortaca (district), Muǧlai Province, Turkey
 

Theater Fountain

Tiyatro Çeşmesi

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 30, 2015
1. Theater Fountain Marker
Inscription. English:
The theater fountain is located within vaulted niche of 11.85 m inserted into the supporting wall of the theater (Analemma). This fountain, without doubt, not only serves the audience of the games in the theater, but also to the dense human traffic strolling on the upper terrace where the monumental public buildings of the city are located. Dated to the 4th century B.C. and covering an area of 10.60 x 6.00 m, this monumental fountain has a very special design. In "⨅" form, in between its side walls, the two columns are located in-antis. Pools extending in front of the side and back walls leave a court in the center. Water channeled first to a channel located high up inside the back wall is directed to five gutters, from where its sprinkles to five corresponding openings on the platform. In this way reaching to a lower canal, it is then directed to the six gutters - two on each wall - pouring into the fountains. Square openings, above each of the gutters on the side walls, facilitate maintenance of the channels.

Turkish:
Tiyatro çevre duvarının (Analemma) oluşturduğu l I.85 m genişliğindeki tonoz örtülü nişin içinde kalan anıtsal Çeşme. kuşku yoktur ki, yalnızca Tiyatro izleyenlerine değil, aynı zamanda üzerinde anıtsal
Theater Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 30, 2015
2. Theater Fountain Marker
kamu binalarının yer aldığı yukarı terasın yoğun insan trafiğine de hizmet vermiştir. Buluntularına göre İ.Ö. 4. yüzyılda inşa edilmiş olan |0.60 x 6.00 metre boyutundaki bu anıtsal Çeşme'nin tasarımı özeldir: "⨅" formundadır ve önde, yan duvarlar arasında iki sütunun yer aldığı in-antis tarzdadır. Arka ve yarı duvarlar önündeki "Daldırma Havuzu", ortada bir avlu bırakmaktadır. Su, öncelikle arka duvar içindeki üst kanala gelmekte ve bununla bağlantılı beş çörtenden de platform üzerindeki karşılıkları olan ağızlara birer fıskiye gibi düşmektedir. Böylece alt kanala ulaşan su, bu defa her bir duvar üzerinde ikişer olmak üzere toplam altı adet çörtenle de havuza boşalmaktadır. Yan duvarlardaki her bir çörtenin hemen üst yanındaki kare formlu ağızlar, tıkandığında kanalın açılmasına müdahale olanağı vermektedir.
 
Erected by Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı and Başkent Üniversitesi.
 
Location. 36° 49.546′ N, 28° 37.402′ E. Marker is near Dalyan, Muǧlai Province, in Ortaca (district). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalyan, Muǧlai Province 48800, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theater (a few steps from this marker); The Domed Church (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Roman Bath (about 180 meters away); Caunus (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located among the ruins of the Roman city of Caunus (Kaunos). Access to Caunus by road is available from Köyceǧiz via Hamilköy and Sultananiye. However, it is much easier to take a water taxi from the river front in downtown Dalyan.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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