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Ephesus The fountain of trajan

Ephesus The fountain of trajan

The Fountain of Trajan is located on the north end of Kouretes Street , which slopes uphill. The structure, which was once 12 meters high,  has been restored with truncated columns. According to inscriptional evidence, the emperor Trajan came to Ephesus between 102 and  104 CE, and this structure was built to honor him. Two stories of columns surround the basin on three sides.

Statues stood in the niches between the columns. The statue of Trajan, of which part of the leg is still visible today, once stood in the central niche. Water fowed into the basin out of a channel   located  underneath the statue. Statues of Aphrodite, Dionysos, a satyr, and the family of the emperor were found during the excavation of the fountain; they are now in the Ephesus Museum, in the room for fountain finds.