Ancient temples in Turkey
 
Aizanoi

 

 

     
 

 

   
Temple for: Zeus
erected: Mid 1st century A.D.
Dimensions: Stylobat: 37,6 x 33,4 m
 

Peristasis: 8 x 15

   
Floor plan
   
Roman province: Phrygia
Location: Çavdarhisar, Landkreis Çavdarhisar county, Province Kütahya
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

The temple of Zeus is preserved in its originality. It is considered one of the best preserved Roman temples in Turkey. Of the original 48 Ionic columns of the temple - 15 on the long sides and 8 on the short sides - only the columns on the western and northern sides remain today. One long side and one short side of the cella are preserved.
The barrel vault below the Naos has been preserved in its entirety and is safe to enter.

 
   
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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Photos: @chim, Monika P.    
Translation aid: www.DeepL.com/Translator    
Source: Wikipedia and others