Fountain of Pollio
Fountain of Pollio
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This attractive structure is noted for its extra-wide and high arch supporting a triangular capital. It was erected during the time of Augustus to the memory of Sextillius Pollio, builder of the famous aqueduct which carried water to the fountain.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Another remnant of what was probably once a lovely fountain with lots of decorations. Now a pile of stones but some of the decorations survive.
Written May 21, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This fountain was built by a wealthy Roman family in 1c to receive water from the aquaduct, from a source several kms distant.
There's not much left of it apart the big arch - quick photo stop few steps away from the main Curetes street.
Written November 8, 2020
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania33,359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
From that beautiful fountain now it remained only a stone arch between two columns.Placed in Domitianus square.No need more than 5 minutes to see it.
Written September 25, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,744 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The fountain of Pollio is located near the temple Dominicana in the square. It was built by the wealthy Ephesian Pollio and his family in 97 ad. the Fountain is built in the form of a high arch with a large pool in front of it. It was supplied with water from three main sources via aqueducts. The springs were several tens of kilometers away. The Romans could already calculate the slope of the aqueduct to provide water flow. What accuracy is needed both in calculations and in execution! Water ran from the fountains through an extensive network of pipes made of baked clay, spreading it further throughout the city. The Pollio fountain was decorated with statues in large numbers. Some of them – the head of Zeus, the statues of Odysseus and Polyphemus, which were placed in the pool, are now in the Museum of Ephesus, in Seljuk.
Written June 14, 2020
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,951 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are so many amazing sights at Ephesus things like the Fountain of Pollio can easily be overlooked. Here, the arch is what it's all about!
Written March 5, 2020
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Karen K
United States83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Pollio Fountain was built by the wealthy Pollio family. Water was brought to Ephesus from aqueducts to fountains through baked clay pipes. Water from the public fountains was free and provided refreshment for people on the streets. The fountain is quite well distinguished by a large arch. Look for the clay pipes along the street.
Written October 27, 2019
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
I struggle to understand why ever object at Ephesus needs its own attraction on TA. I didn’t think there was much to this attraction, other than the interesting waterways of Ancient Ephesus. The arch has been poorly reconstructed, worth a photo to say you saw it.
Written July 9, 2019
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John S
Elmira, NY931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Our guide told us that C.S. Pollio was a wealthy Ephesian. Not sure what he did, but his archway is certainly impressive!
Written August 13, 2017
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RobertFGCarter
Fareham, UK1,480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Ephesus has some remarkable structures. This one is one of the more impressive ones and has been restored to give a good impression of the originl.
Written January 4, 2017
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,846 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
... but still worth stopping to take a few pictures. the remains left are quite stunning. very old and worth stopping.
Written July 19, 2016
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