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Trajan's Fountain

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Address: Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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In Roman times this was much taller but the restoration gives a good impression of how it might have looked.

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Fareham, United Kingdom
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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Perhaps one of my least favourite things in Ephesus. I could be wrong, but the reconstruction of this looks a bit wonky. I am not a fan of when old and new construction materiel are mixed together. That said, still a nice bit of history associated with a historic figure.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

In Roman times this was much taller but the restoration gives a good impression of how it might have looked.

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Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Part of the ancient Ephesus tour. Located on the right hand side as you walk down the old street. The carvings are very ornate and it leaves you wondering how this place looked in all it's glory. There are lots of plaques to read as you walk the ancient city. It is such an interesting journey back in time. Takes... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Detailed design features in the surviving arch, too bad it has been vandalized over the centuries, the Romans were great builders.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Trajan fountain is situated along the right side of Curetes street and was dedicated to the Emperor Trojan. Although the original nymphean (not actually a fountain), was much taller and a smaller version has been rebuilt. This is also why some of the ornamental pillars are so detailed. The Emperors statue, originally stood in the central niche overlooking the... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Make sure you notice all the details in the carvings. I can not even imagine the talent it took to create this structure. Beautiful.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

impressive restored ruin to stop and look at. large fountain statue ruin. no water-but still impressive indeed.

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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Every where you turn, you see great things in Ephesus. Not a Fountain, but more like a temple, it may have had water running into the pool in front of it that then continued on down the hill to the latrines!

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Constructed between 102 and 114 AD in honor of Artemis of Ephesos & Emperor Trajan. Two story walls surrounded the facade on three sides with a statue of Trajan on the globe in the middle over the water outlet. A pretty impressive structure.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Trajan was a world conqueror. To honor him with a statue in a large pool would have been an ostentatious display of Roman dominance and engineering. It seems simple to us today, but to surrounding peoples for whom water supply would have been intermittent, it would have to be a show of power.

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