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This municipal building housed an eternal flame which was the symbol of the city and from which everyone lit their home fireplaces. Members of the most elite families were chosen to hold the job of Prytan, or maintainer of the flame.
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“ancient city” (2 reviews)
“worship” (2 reviews)
“remains” (2 reviews)
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Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Huge columns and arches everywhere in the city makes its unique feature. It is a part of Ephesus tour - The Ancient City

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 5 January 2017

As one walks through Ephesus there are many sites to take in and explore, some more spectacular than others. This is average for Ephesus but would be more highly rated at most other ancient sites.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 18 November 2016

BNot a tour to miss if visiting Kusadasi. I'd be very disappointed if I didn't come to see this place which has a book of the bible written to the people here while Paul was detained in Rome. You can also read about events that...More

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 20 July 2016

very attractive ruins, a few pillars are standing and give a look of it's once glorious structure-stop and enjoy

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Part of the Ephesus cruise excursion and the tour. The carving work is spectacular. There are lots of pieces on the ground to look at as well

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 11 June 2016

The seat of both Government and Worship, dating back to the 3rd Century BC, and located near the marketplace. Not much remains from so long ago but there are several items remaining and you would probably not even realize what the significance is unless you...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Adjacent to the Agora, the Prytaneion was the the center for worship for the Greeks. It predates the Roman Domitian Temple by 400 years. The diversity of antiquity in Ephesus is amazing.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 16 March 2016

In Prytaneion religious ceremonies, official receptions and banquets were held. The construction of the building dates to the 3rd century B.C, during the reign of Lysimachos.

Thank nakhodazadeh
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This was the seat of government in ancient Ephesus and as there is not much remaining it would be easy to overlook without a guide.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Another testament to the talent of ancient builders of the old world. I still amazes me how big and beautiful this was in its day

Thank Roger B
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