Trajan’s Fountain in Ephesus, Turkey - Encircle Photos

17 Trajan’s Fountain in Ephesus, Turkey

Another magnificent monument honors Trajan. The benevolent emperor maximized the geographic size of the Roman Empire during his reign from 98 – 117. The Fountain of Trajan was surrounded by a 66 by 33 foot reflection pond plus a smaller pool at the base. The water was supplied by a 24 mile aqueduct. In the center of Trajan’s Fountain was a 13 foot sculpture of Trajan. Only his foot was recovered. Beneath it is a globe indicating his world dominance. Several other statues are displayed at the Ephesus Museum in Selçuk. Trajan’s Fountain was devasted by an earthquake in 362 AD.

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Efes Harabeleri, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey

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