photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Stratonicea >> Bouleuterion tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Bouleuterion

Bouleuterion. It is located at the centre of the city, with a rectangular plan along an east-west axis. The excavation of the courtyard is not complete. On its western side, measuring 24,95 x 29,80 m, are semicircular seating steps and on the plane to its east is the courtyard.
On the interior façade of the north anta wall are Greek inscriptions, and on the exterior are Latin ones. The Latin ones show prices of goods to be sold in town. Thus inflation was prevented. The building must date from the first century AD. Floral ornamentation and inscriptions date from the last period. The oldest [youngest?] of these descriptions is dated to October-November 1608. I doubt if this is correct, I guess 608 would be acceptable. Though the vandals who wrote on the west wall (Oto Metin Elektriçi, to name one) probably are too young to even respect history.
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4124.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4124.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4125.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4125.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4124 Panorama.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4124 Panorama.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4126.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4126.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4199.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4199.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4205.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4205.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4201.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4201.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4202.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4202.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4203.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4203.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4204.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4204.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4206.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4206.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4207.jpg
Stratonicea Bouleuterion October 2015 4207.jpg