Hydrekdocheion In Ephesus

The Hydrekdocheion
The monumental fountain building donated by the Proconsul Gaius Laecanius Bassus in ca. A.D. 80 is situated at the intersection of two main street. The rectangular 105 sqm. large basin was framed by sumptuous two wo three - storey aediculated façades on three sides, whereas the fourth side had a draw basin in front. The interplay of rich and colourful architecture, sculptural decoration with following water, and the dynamic element of water all resulted in making the fountain an attractive highlight.

Looking across the agora toward the remants of the Hydrekdocheion, a massive fountain that was built in 80-82 AD. The fountain contained a cistern that served as the terminus of an aqueduct into the city. Originally two stories tall, it has also been known as the "Water Palace".

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