Ancient temples in Turkey
Elaiussa Sebaste Agora Tempel





The foundation of the temple  
Temple of: probably Tyche
erected: 2nd half 2nd century A.D.
Dimensions: Stylobat: Ø 9,8 m
  Peristasis: probably 12
Ground plan
Roman province: Cilicia
Location: Ayaş, Erdemli county, Province Mersin
The history of Elaiussa Sebaste  



The Agora with the foundation of the round temple


In the second half of the 2nd century A.D., below the theatre and in the immediate vicinity of the harbour (now silted up), a modest agora measuring 31 x 31 metres was erected with porticoes on three sides.
In the middle, the agora, paved with limestone slabs, was dominated by a round temple, presumably in honour of the goddess Tyche. The foundation of this temple has been preserved.

The foundation at the temple stairs  



In the second half of the 5th century, a three-nave basilica was built on the now safely dilapidated Roman agora using the outer walls. For the construction of the basilica, the colonnades and the round temples were removed and the ground raised. Thus the original mosaic as well as the foundation of the round temple under the church floor was preserved.

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