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Fountain of Trajan, Ephesus


Carole Raddato
published on 21 March 2014
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Built around 104 CE, the fountain of Trajan is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus. It was constructed in honor of Roman Emperor Trajan. The pool of the fountain was 20×10 meters, surrounded by columns and statues. These statues were of Dionysos, a Satyr, Aphrodite and the family of the Emperor. They are now on display in the Ephesus Museum.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, Carole. "Fountain of Trajan, Ephesus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2014. Web. 27 Feb 2021.

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