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Efes pillars with humans

Efes pillars with humans

I used to think this was Hercules' gate, but was informed it's a detail of Domitian Temple, not Hercule's Gate. I cannot check this information.


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Atilla Demir 03-Jul-2010 19:46
The Domitian Temple is one of them and is a 1C AD building. In the substructure of the building, parts of a huge statue which is four times larger than life were excavated and interpreted to be Emperor Domitian’s. This is the reason that the building was named as the Domitian Temple. But according to more recent research the statue is of the Emperor Titus. Before this recent research it was believed to be the first temple erected in the name of a Roman emperor who referred to himself as "ruler and god". At the end of the 1C AD, when he was assassinated, his statue was smashed to pieces on the ground by a mob as he was not well-liked. The name of the temple might change anytime but still, it is believed to be the first temple of the cult of emperors in Ephesus.
Catalin Baca 11-Jul-2009 20:20
It's a detail of Domitian Temple, not Hercule's Gate