Domitian Temple

Domitian Temple

Domitian Temple Ephesus Turkey

Domitian Temple Ephesus Turkey
Domitian Temple Ephesus Turkey

Ephesus City was a granted city that had temple wardenship for the first time by Emperor Domitian (81-96). Domitian Temple is the first imperial temple that was dedicated to Emperor Domitian who called himself The Lord of Lords and God of the Gods. As he was the top person in the Roman Empire, nobody told him he was just a mortal.

Domitian Temple was built on a terrace measuring 50 by 100 meters on the south side of Domitian Square. Recent information on the structure comes from the remains of its foundation pro-style plan, which had eight columns on the short side and thirteen columns on the long side, four additional columns in front of the cellar, and an altar.

After the death of Emperor Domitian, his temple was re-dedicated the temple to Vespasian, the father of Domitian.

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