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Curetes Street Ephesus Turkey

Curetes Street in Ephesus Turkey

Curetes Street in Ephesus Turkey
Curetes Street

Curetes Street locates Between the Hercules Gate and the Celsus Library starts. This sacred path was used as a sacred road which was used by the Curetes and it continued its existence contrary to the Hippodamian system of the Hellenistic-Roman city.

During the excavation of the building Prytaneion, the archaeologists found an inscription on the street and also in writing about Curetes who were mentioned as semi-gods in the mythology. It is thought that the street was called Curetes. The street is largely paved in marble and there are also stone pavements. Under the street, there is a deep drain pipe. Some roads are also connected to Curates Street horizontally by the gridiron plan of the city.

Using as a sacred route Street of Ephesus, it was for the ceremonies which were held in honor of Goddess Artemis. The Hellenistic road dating back to the 2nd century BC, with many statues standing on the pedestals on the right-hand side has hosted these statues belonging to the important figures of the ancient city of Ephesus. Later on both sides of Curetes Street, trade and artisans shops were built. Now some of the remains, near Octagon, Heroon of Arsinoe at the west end of the street Curetes Street are still visible.

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