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“Important historical site”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Temple of Augustus

Temple of Augustus
Ranked #35 of 210 things to do in Ankara
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Owner description: The temple was built in A.D. 10 as a tribute to Emperor Augustus, and later reconstructed by the Romans in the 2nd century. Its importance remains today for the testament of Augustus that is inscribed on its walls in both Greek and Latin.
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“Important historical site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

The temple monument has crucial importance for the history of the region at the beginning of the Roman imperial period: it monumentalizes Roman dominance, and also preserved the most complete inscribed copy of Res Gestae divi Augusti (a magnificent piece of imperial propaganda about the achievements of Augustus). I'm also intrigued by the reuse of the building by at least three distinct religious traditions--Roman, Byzantine Christian, and Islamic. Unfortunately, it's hard to get close to the front of the monument or the side with some preserved (but worn) inscription. Still worth a visit. And it's free.

Visited July 2014
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“Try to see it before it's too late”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's an important monument of Ankara. Honestly, there's only a little to see but seeing funerary inscriptions of Roman Emperor Augustus is really priceless for an archaeologist/historian. Next to the monument, you can see Hacı Bayram Veli Mosque. I think it's not really common to see a Roman Temple and an Ottoman Mosque together. So, definetely worth to visit.

Visited September 2013
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Indiana
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“Little left to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Well, I was hopeful but really there is not much left. Just a bit of a wall. Most Turks I asked had no idea what I was talking about...the Haci Bayram Mosque is right next to it so... ask for the Mosque. Will take about 10 minutes to see the whole thing and read the plaque... park beside it is nice though

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“it is awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

it was a little bit tough to arrive there for a foreigner, It was kind of weird that Taxi drivers don' t know the . you must tell next to Hacı Bayram mosque

Visited October 2012
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“Worth a look”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The wall of this ancient Roman temple is near Haci Bayram Mosque and Julian's Column. Information on the temple itself makes up for the relatively scant amount that there actually is to see. This probably isn't worth going too far out of your way but since it is nar Julian's colum and the mosque it's worth a look. I personally found the Roman baths way more interesting.

Visited September 2012
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