so-hip-it-hurtz: classicalmonuments: Temple …

so-hip-it-hurtz:

classicalmonuments:

Temple of Zeus Lepsinos

Euromos, Turkey

2nd century CE

The temple

was built on the site of an earlier Carian temple during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It is one of the best preserved classical temples in Turkey: sixteen columns remain standing and most of the columns are inscribed in honour of the citizen who commissioned their construction.

I find these structures fascinating! There are still 16 columns standing almost 2000 years later….and we can’t even get a roof to last on a house for 25 years!

classicalmonuments: Nymphaeum of PergePerge, …

classicalmonuments:

Nymphaeum of Perge

Perge, Pamphylia, Turkey

21 by 9 m.

At the northern end of the colonnaded street stands a beautiful nymphaeum, called the fountain of Hadrian, because of the date of its of construction. This name also helps to distinguish this fountain from the other one, situated on the southern part of Perge. Hadrian’s nymphaeum is supported by the southern slope of the Acropolis hill and marks the starting point of a canal that distributed the water to various districts of the city.

The Hadrian’s nymphaeum was erected on a U-shaped plan and its base has the dimensions of 21 by 9 meters. This two-storied building was once also used as a gateway to the acropolis. There were two entrances to the structure and between them was a decorative façade with a statue of Cestros – the god of Kaistros river. 

thesilicontribesman: Corbridge Roman Town Pub…

thesilicontribesman:

Corbridge Roman Town Public Water Fountain, Northumbria

Corbridge is a striking Roman town in that so much of it remains to be seen today. The remnants of the public town fountain are substantial as the images above hopefully testify. This is likely to have been the major water source for most of the residents of the town, home to many families, militia and traders linked to Hadrian’s Wall not far away.

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