Ancient temples in Turkey




Temple for: Zeus Megistos Serapis and the Emperor
erected: between 180 and 210 A.D.
Dimensions: Stylobat: 19 x 11 m
  Peristasis: ./.
Floor plan

Roman province: Pisidia
Location: Near the village Sağrak, Sütçüler county, Province Isparta

This Corinthian prostyle temple has four columns on the front. It was destroyed by earthquakes. The Naos is intact up to the height of the building. The staircase to the podium is damaged. The fallen parts remain in situ. A monumental altar is located at the back of the naos. Here stood the statue of the emperor and Zeus.


Godfather Zeus is the supreme Olympic god of Greek mythology and more powerful than all other Greek gods combined. Zeus is usually represented with a sceptre and a bundle of lightning. Above him stood only the personified fate - his daughters, the moirs. He also had to submit to them. Zeus was married to his sister Hera, with whom he had four children... But he also had many affairs, among others with the goddess Leto, a daughter of the titan Koios, who gave birth to Apollo, the god of light and music, and Artemis, the healing goddess of nature and hunting, or Leda, from whom he got the dioscuri Castor and Polydeukes.

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