Hadrian Temple

Hadrian Temple
Hadrian Temple

Hadrian Temple located on Curetes street next to Slope Houses of Ephesus City. This atractive monument dates back to 2. Centry Ad and unlikely it’s name it may not been dedicated to Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Hadrian Temple has a well decorated facade which is suported four Corinthian columns supporting a curved arch, in the middle of which contains a relief of Tyche, goddess of victory.

Inside the temple, above eggs or strands of pearls decorated door, there is a human figure which could be Medusa; snake hair creature of mytlogy. On the sides of Meduse figure friezes, depicting the story of the foundation of Ephesus, Gods and Goddesses with members of imperial family, are decorating Hardian Temple.

Today reliefs on temple are replicas, originals can be seen in Museum of Ephesus.