Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Temple of Hadrian

It is one of the very well protected and most delightful structures. It was built in 138 A.D by the Emperor Hadrian, who came to visit the city from Athens in 128 A.D The exterior of the sanctuary has four Corinthian segments supporting a bended curve, amidst which contains an alleviation of Tyche, goddess of triumph.

Inside the sanctuary over the entryway, a human figure, presumably Medusa remains with trimmings of acanthus takes off. On both sides there are friezes delineating the story of the establishment of Ephesus Androklos shooting a pig, Dionysus in formal parade and the Amazons.

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