Temple of Hadrian Ephesus, Turkey 118
This attractive Roman imperial temple was constructed in 118 and reconstructed in the fifth century. Its tympanum bears an interesting frieze that may represent Medusa.
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- 37.938431° N, 27.341744° E
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The diminutive Temple of Hadrian is actually more of a monument than a temple. The architrave contains a dedicatory inscription, dated to 118 CE, from one Publius Quintilius (who is otherwise unknown) to Hadrian, Artemis and the people of Ephesus. The inscription includes a bust of the goddess Tyche. The small, simple structure consists of just a pronaos (porch) and small cella (main hall). The porch is supported by two pillars and two columns of the Corinthian order. The pediment and decorative frieze of the pronaos have disappeared. continue reading →
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