Worthwhile visit! Great restoration and excavation. View of Celsus Library and Terrace Houses best observed from these gates
Hercules (or Heracles) Gate, a narrow passage, was built to stop the wheeled traffic into Curetes Street, leaving it free for the pedestrians. The style of the 2 reliefs on the lintels is characteristic of 2nd c.AD. But they were brought to Ephesus from another place, in 5th c.AD after the big 4th c.earthquake. The Gate has taken its name... More
All that remains of this gate, if it ever was one, are two very large statues depicting Hercules with the Nemean Lion. Although it dates from the 2nd Cent. AD, it is reported to have been transplanted from elsewhere to its present site in the 5th Cent. AD. Compared with the exquisite craftsmanship of the Hadrian's Temple (Monument) friezes, it... More
We walked through what is left of Heracles Gate, with the Arch gone, you have to have some imagination as to what it must have been. Well worth taking a photo.
Absolutely a great spot to take a great photo of what use to be the gate leading you to the library. Beautiful architecture again and so amazing that this is still standing!
This is the division between the part of the street where the chariots had access to and the aristocratic pedestrian only way
If you visit Ephesus you will walk through the Gate of Heracles. Be sure to have your photo made. There is a professional photographer who takes pictures if you want that done. Hard to believe so many people passed through Ephesus and that there was a world famous library there.
Mythology was always interesting when we studied it in school but to actually visit sites where they practiced it as a religion, is amazing.
Lots of loose stone and not good for walking if you have mobility issues. I would recommend just a few minutes there but it is included in the entrance fee so take a look.
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