Temple of Zeus Lepsinos at Euromus

The Temple of Zeus Lepsinos is an ancient Greek temple located in Euromus (modern-day Aydın Province) in western Turkey.

Temple of Zeus Lepsinos at Euromus

The Temple of Zeus Lepsinos is an ancient Greek temple located in Euromus (modern-day Aydın Province) in western Turkey. The temple was built in the Hellenistic period, between the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE, and is dedicated to the god Zeus Lepsinos.

The temple is well-preserved, and its architectural style combines both Greek and Anatolian elements. The temple’s façade is made of marble and features six columns on the short sides and eleven on the long sides. The columns are topped with Ionic capitals, and the frieze above them is decorated with reliefs depicting various scenes from Greek mythology.

The temple also has an inner chamber, which was used for storing the temple’s treasures and for conducting religious ceremonies. The inner chamber features a vaulted ceiling and a raised platform on which the statue of Zeus Lepsinos would have been placed.

Located further to the east is the famous sanctuary of Hecate in Lagina.

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