Ancient temples in Turkey





Temple for: Zeus Lepsynos
erected: 2nd century A.D.
Dimensions: Stylobat: 14,48 x 26,80 m
  Peristasis: 6 x 11
Ground plan

Roman province: Caria
Location: Selimiye, Milas county, Province Aydın

The temple of Zeus Lepsynos is considered one of the six best preserved temples in Turkey, although its decorations are apparently not quite finished. Of the original 32 Corinthian columns, half are still upright and support parts of the building. Inscriptions remind of the founders and the stonemasons from the former Zeus sanctuary Labraunda have set their mark several times with the double axe (Labrys).


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.

The history of Euromos:

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