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Bassus fountain

One of some parts of a fountain for Fountain of Laecainus Bassus (it is also known as the Hydrekdocheion), constructed in 80-82 AD at the crossroad of two main streets overlooking the terrace of the Domitian Temple. He was a governor of Ephesus, the fountain was so sumptuously decorated it was called the “Water Palace”. The museum had 69-96 AD, maybe he governed long.
A pool of 12,35 x 8,30 m served as a reservoir and was surrounded by ostentatious two-storied facades with aediculas on the east, west and north wings. On the fourth wing there was a unit where the water was collected. It was richly decorated and was the first of its kind in Ephesus.
Selcuk Museum October 2015 2842.jpg
Selcuk Museum October 2015 2842.jpg
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Selcuk Museum October 2015 2844.jpg
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Selcuk Museum October 2015 2845.jpg
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Selcuk Museum October 2015 2856.jpg
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Selcuk Museum October 2015 2857.jpg
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Selcuk Museum October 2015 2858.jpg
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Selcuk Museum October 2015 2859.jpg
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Selcuk Museum October 2015 2860.jpg
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Selcuk Museum March 2011 3948.jpg