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This attractive structure is noted for its extra-wide and high arch supporting a triangular capital. It was erected during the time of Augustus to the memory of Sextillius Pollio, builder of the famous aqueduct which carried water to the fountain.
The arch is one of the major contributions of the Romans to the development of civilization. This towering example of how precise the construction process must be, also bespeaks the importance of the aqueducts which brought water for this fountain.
Amazed at how an arch like this was built last time - which is what still remains of the monument / fountain. This is actually called the Pollio Monument and the Fountain of Domitian as written on the information board.
The Pollio Fountain was located to the south of the State Agora, across the Odeion. It was built in 97 A.D by the rich Ephesian C.S.Pollio and his family. Water was brought to the fountains of Ephesus from three main sources through aqueducts and distributed...More
I was interesting in this as my wife was a victim of polio many years ago.
It stands out to me because of the attraction's history which I don't want to give away here. Be sure you get a guide in Ephesus who knows what...More