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Temple of Hadrian

Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #15 of 41 attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: This well preserved building is located in the city center on Curettes Road. The elegant workmanship and carvings on the front walls of the building... more » Owner description: This well preserved building is located in the city center on Curettes Road. The elegant workmanship and carvings on the front walls of the building make it one of the most attractive in the city. « less
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Columbus, Georgia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Temple was under repair and you weren't able to see much of it for the tarps and workers. The guides to tell of the history somewhat but was bummed that I couldn't see more of it.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

but not yet. In June 2014 it was all scaffolding and no-one allowed in. Under construction. But it's gonna be good!

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Dallas, Texas
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Beautiful arch and interesting reliefs of Medusa are the main attraction of this temple. We were told the belief was that with the head of Medusa on the porch it would protect the city from its enemies.

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Landskrona
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104 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Another of all those remains in Ehpesos that makes you awe in wonder. It is not a large building, like some other, but still fantastic that it is still there. In moy opinion it is worth a stop and a photo on your way to the more magnificent buildings of Ephesos - in any other city it would be an... More

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Geel, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have seen it 25 years ago: so beautifull. But today it's being repared, difficult to see under all scaffolding. A pity, but future visitors will enjoy it uch more.

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

From what I can tell, this appears very impressive. However, please note that in March 2014, they were engaged in reconstruction. I'm not sure how long it will last, but it does detract slightly. Regardless, I would still pay a visit to Ephesus, which is where the Temple of Hadrian is located.

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Temple of Hadrian built in 138 AD consists of a very big porch (pronaos) and the main chamber. On the façade arch the relief of Goddess Tyche (Luck, Fortune) is dominant and on the second arch a relief depicting probably Medusa surrounded by flowers and acanthus leaves. The lintel over the doors is fully decorated with scenes from the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This temple is one of many within the ancient city of Ephesus. It is definitely worth a close inspection during your tour of the larger city. Although a reconstruction of pieces that had completely fallen - archeologists have done a good job giving us a sense of the scale of some of these buildings.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Really a monument, rather than a place of worship, it comprises a porch giving access to a hall in which stood a large statue of Hadrian, but the original dedication was to Artemis and the city of Ephesus as well as to the Emperor. Lesser statues of 4 of his imperial colleagues used to stand on bases around the porch.... More

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Stuart, Florida
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is a wonder at how well preserved some of these ruins are in Ephesus. A guide will be able to explain much about the carvings on the Temple. A very interesting and beautiful sight to see.

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