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Ephesus Gaius lucius bassus fountain

Ephesus Gaius lucius bassus fountain

This fountain lies on the street link    Domitian Street with the road on the south side of Agora. According to an inscription, Gaius Laecanius Bassus, the governor of the province of Asia between 75 and 80 CE, donated this structure.

The fountain complex faces the Temple of Domitian. A double row of coloums, two stories high, encloses the central courtyard on three of its side. The fountain has two basins, a dipping basin in front of a collecting basin. The facede once has a triangular architrave. Twenty columns stood on the facede and fourteen on each of the two sides. Statues decorated the niches between the columns. During the excavations, the statues of trition, a nymph, and Artemis were found; these are now on display in the Ephesus Museum.