Ancient temples in Turkey





Temple of: probably Tyche
erected: probably 2nd century A.D.
Dimensions: Stylobat: Ø 7,3 m
  Peristasis: probably 12
Ground plan
Roman province: Lycia ad Pamphylia
Location: Kumluca, Kumluca county, Province Antalya

The Temple of the Tyche is located at the southern end of the Agora. In recent years, several components of the old building fabric have been recovered and returned to their original location.


In Greek mythology Tyche is the goddess of fate, happy (or evil) coincidence. Tyche raises and humiliates and whimsically brings about the change of history. Their attributes are horn of plenty, oar, wing and a rudder on a ball or a wheel. Occasionally she also holds the Pluto, the god of wealth, depicted as a boy, in her arms. The Roman equivalent is the goddess Fortuna.

The history of Rhodiapolis:




Nothing about the temple could be found in the sources available to me. My request to the head excavator, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Çevik, on Facebook, if it is known when the temple was built, was unfortunately ignored by him. The date mentioned above: "probably 2nd century A.D." comes from an unconfirmed source.

Photos: @chim, Monika P.    
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