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Address: Selcuk, Turkey

Believed to be the first temple erected for a Roman emperor, the statue...

Believed to be the first temple erected for a Roman emperor, the statue found within the building was thought to be that of Emperor Domitian. Recent findings suggest the statue may actually be of the Emperor Titus.

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A Work in Progress

This is one of the more rugged and undeveloped parts of Ephesus. Nothing particularly memorable or photo worthy. Work seems to be continuing so this could change.

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is one of the more rugged and undeveloped parts of Ephesus. Nothing particularly memorable or photo worthy. Work seems to be continuing so this could change.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Average for Ephesus, but in other sites this would be a highlight. Well preserved and restored to give a good impression of Roman life around 300AD

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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Great to see how advanced people were back in those days. This place is located just after this first amphitheater across the ancient street. There are plaques to stop and read the history. The roads are inlaid limestone. I wondered if they were all laying in place from way back then. There are still areas of the city undergoing restoration.... More 

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very interestingplace. I was really impressed. The Story about Temple of Domitian is interesting. Worth to be seen.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

partly restored, worth stopping and reliving the structure in its old days. good stop for some good photos.

Thank jlantern3
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

The first structure dedicated to an Emperor, Domitian was also one of the most hated Emperors in Roman history. He was also one who heavily persecuted Christians, Located and the the end of Curetes Street, this was one of the largest temples at one time, but when the Christians eventually won out, most of it was destroyed and mainly the... More 

Thank William C
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Although the ruins of this first Roman Temple dedicated to an emperor in Ephesus are not particularly inspiring, the significance of Domitian's persecution of the early Christians resonates here in Ephesus. This is the one time home of St John who is believed to have been boiled in oil by the Romans, only to miraculously survive. Certainly, many were similarly... More 

Thank Mike K
Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

When you pass by the Temple of Domitian, you will see 2 columns that remained which was connected like a letter H. It was badly restored by the archaeologist from years ago. They cemented it without the proper method which made it look really weird. During our visit there, there was an archaeologist at work recreating/drawing the patterns of a... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Temple of Domitian is the first structure in Ephesus known to be dedicated to an emperor. The northern size of the terrace seems to be two-stories high, reached by stairs. The stairs are still visible today.

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SF, California
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

This temple is located towards the upper end of the main street in Ephesus indicating that it was built for royality.

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