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Ephesus Harbor gymnasium and palaestra

Ephesus Harbor gymnasium and palaestra

These are located northvvest of the Training Grounds of Verulanus. The main entrance, which opens onto the harbor Street, was 

an oval room with a mosaic floor and porticoes around its circumference. The door of the atrium was north of this. Basins of water, which were later covered with slabs decorated with bucrania and garlands, stood on both sides of the door. A palaestra paved with marble forms the çenter of the structure, which measures 20 by 40 meters. The various rooms, halls, and latrines were grouped around this just as in the other gymnasia. There was also an imperial cult room north of the palaestra, the north wall of which had an apse.

A bronze statue of an athlete, and the famous statue of a child playing with geese were both found during the excavations of this two-storied gymnasium; they are now on display in the Ephesus Museum in Vienna.
This gymnasium was also built during the reign of Hadrian.