photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment
Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Miletus Priene Turkey >> Miletus in Turkey > Miletus 2007 4583.jpg
previous | next
Miletus 2007 4583.jpg
12-MAR-2007

Miletus 2007 4583.jpg

I was informed these are the poor remnants of the gorgeous Nymphaion (2d century A.D.)

From the Wikipedia: A nymphaeum or nymphaion (Greek: νυμφαίον), in ancient Greece and Rome, was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs.

These monuments were originally natural grottoes, which tradition assigned as habitations to the local nymphs. They were sometimes so arranged as to furnish a supply of water, as at Pamphylian Side. A nymphaeum dedicated to a local water nymph, Coventina, was built along Hadrian's Wall, in the northernmost reach of the Roman Empire. Subsequently, artificial grottoes took the place of natural ones.

Nikon D2x
1/250s f/8.0 at 16.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
comment | share
Guest 21-Feb-2011 12:43
Kaandorp

Poor remnants of the gorgeous Nymphaion (2d century A.D.)