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  • Address: Ephesus, Turkey

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Fountain of Trajan Tours

The Fountain of Trajan is a building in the ruins of Ephesus in Turkey that was built in the 2nd century AD. It is a two story building that was constructed in memory of the Roman Emperor Trajan. There was once a giant statue of Trajan and a pool with water flowing from beneath him. The statue was created with Trajan's left foot on the ground and his right foot on a ball that represented the world. Trajan ruled during the height of the Roman Empire, and showing him standing on this ball was meant to represent him as the ruler of the world. The left foot of the statue can still be seen today. 

The ornate facade of the building includes Corinthian columns and Composite columns, which were a combination of Corinthian and Ionic columns. The pool was approximately 66 feet by 33 feet and surrounded by columns and statues of Dionysus, Satyr, Aphrodite and the family of the Emperor. These statues are preserved in the Ephesus Museum. 

Practical Info

The Fountain of Trajan and the rest of Ephesus are located just outside the town of Selcuk and 51 miles from Izmir. 

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Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch, Bodrum, null

Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Be whisked 2,000 years back in time with this captivating full-day trip to Ephesus from Bodrum. Travel by air-conditioned coach and leave the 21st century ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.35
Admission Ticket: Ancient City of Ephesus, Trajan Fountain and Celsus Library, Kusadasi, Day Trips

Admission Ticket: Ancient City of Ephesus, Trajan Fountain and Celsus Library

Purchase your entrance ticket to see the Ancient City of Ephesus including Trajan Fountain and Celsus Library. The Ancient City of Ephesus is one of the most ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $11.00

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