Memmius Monument
Memmius Monument
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The monument, built in the shape of a four-sided victory crown, was erected in memory of the soldier Memmius for his military contributions.
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Probably it was a beautiful monument in that ancient times but now it didn't remain too much to see.The same thing happened to the big majority of the objectives in this archeological site.
Written September 25, 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
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Apr 2019
The Memmius Monument is situated on the north side of Domitian Square, about 250m from the entrance gate to Ephesus. The four-sided monument was built during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century A.D by Memmius, a prominent Ephesian and the grandson of Roman dictator Sulla. In the 4th century A.D, a square fountain was built on the northwest facade. During the first century B.C., Ephesians were heavily taxed, and became dissatisfied with the heavy yoke of Roman rule. Mithridates, the king of the nearby Pontic Empire on the Black Sea coast had a motto of ‘Asia for Asiatics'. He fought against Rome during the Mithridatic Wars, killing some 80,000 Romans with his army. Three years after his revolt, the Roman army, under the command of Sulla, conquered Mithridates and brought security to the area. This monument was built to remind Ephesians of Sulla's victory in 87 BC. Located on a square pedestal, the monument originally had four facades with reliefs of Sulla's soldiers. The figures of Memmius' father and grandfather (Sulla) are carved on stone blocks visible today. There was also an inscription which referred to Sulla’s capture in 1 BC. The monument is one of many ruins in Ephesus which is a UNESCO World heritage Site. The ruins are popular, so visiting early or late in the day helps avoid crowds. Sturdy shoes, water and a hat are recommended, as walking surfaces are uneven, and there is little shade. The Ephesus site is open Apr-Oct: 8am-7.30pm, and closes at 5.30pm Nov-Mar. There is an entry fee of ₺60 for adults; children are free. Parking is 10₺.
Written November 30, 2019
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arpad_loboda
Subotica, Serbia278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
Between the Roman baths and the Celsus Library, check out the Nike tablet also. There are some interesting details nearby, the waterworks, tombs and a few temples.
Written August 5, 2013
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Another one of the interesting historical archaeological areas of Ephesus. Amazing to see how these structures remain intact over the centuries??
Written November 27, 2023
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,771 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Before descending the hill, the Memmius mausoleum is located. This monument was built in the era of the Emperor Augustus in the first century ad in honor of Memmius, one of the grandsons of the famous Roman dictator Sulla. It was probably not the fear of getting caught in proscription that was the reason... The fountain was added in the IV century AD.
Written June 14, 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
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May 2019 • Friends
The Memmius Monument was built in the first century by Augustus. The signage at the site stated that it was built to honour Gaius Memmius the grandson of the Roman Dictator Sulla. Not much to see, and not a main attraction at Ephesus.
Written July 9, 2019
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RobertFGCarter
Fareham, UK1,419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Some lovely carvings and statues in this part of Ephesus. There is so much to see and some is more spectacular than others.
Written January 4, 2017
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
bottom half of monument remains-some of the stone work is quite stunning. good for photos. old ruins.
Written July 19, 2016
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William C
Cinnaminson, NJ1,103 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Not a whole lot here, most of this monument has been reconstructed with modern concrete during early restoration, and a pretty shabby job. See the explanation of the monument in the attached photo.
Written June 10, 2016
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swim_jess
Kuching, Malaysia1,978 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
This is supposedly a tower-like structure but what remains is just the bottom half of the monument. It is also one of those structures that was not restored properly due to the poor restoration practices from many years ago.
Written March 18, 2016
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