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This monumental gate, a two-storey building with six columns on each floor,...

This monumental gate, a two-storey building with six columns on each floor, was constructed towards the end of the 4th century. Today, the arch and most of the building are missing. It is also known by the name Victory Arch of Hercules.

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Dates back to 2nd, 4th & 5th Century A.D., features image of Hercules

There are so many ruins, yet Hercules (Heracles) is a name we all recognize and this is the gate bearing his likeness. Worth a walk to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Northville, Michigan

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

There are so many ruins, yet Hercules (Heracles) is a name we all recognize and this is the gate bearing his likeness. Worth a walk to see.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Located towards the end of the Curetes Street, it was called the Hercules gate because of the relief of Hercules on it. It was brought from another place in the fourth century AD to its current place, but the relief on it dates back to the second century AD. Only the two side of the columns remain today and the... More 

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Varanasi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

well within the ancient city, a remarkable structure..perhaps brought from another place...this narroed the access to the street to preventing passage of vehicles..

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Thank faisaldaud
SF, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This gate is found along the main street in Ephesus towards the upper end. The reliefs of Hercules look out over the rest of the city.

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

About 2000 years old, the remains of this ancient gate to part of the City of Ephesus is amazing. Stand between the columns and view the ancient site through the eyes of ancient Romans.

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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Another amazing spot, part of our Ephesus tour. So many ruins, so little time! They are constantly making restorations at this massive site!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Another amazing ruin. Each ruin has such unique history this never gets old. This was part of a tour with NCL. They did a good job. Great value. Highly recommended.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Heracles gate was part of our amazing journey through Ephesus and a continuation of our lesson in ancient history of this area. Fantastic site in terms of ancient ruins

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Hercules Gates run along Kuretes Street, visited a while back.The two posts show Hercules wrapped in the fleece of the Nemean Lion. It date back to the 5th century A.D.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Heracles Gate is located at the end of curetes street. İt is amazing gate and reliefs of Hercules on it. You can see some parts of Hercules at Efes Museum.

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