Euromos

The ruins of the ancient city of Euromos are approximately 4 km southeast of Selimiye and 12 km northwest of Milas (the ancient Mylasa), Muğla Province, Turkey. Probably dating from the 6th century BC, Euromos was a member of the Chrysaorian League during Seleucid times. Euromus also minted its own coins from the 2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD.

Coordinates: 37° 22′ 27″ N, 27° 40′ 31″ E

Euromos

The ruins contain numerous interesting buildings, the most outstanding of which is the temple of Zeus Lepsinos. The temple was built during the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD on the site of an earlier Carian temple (the temenos itself dates back to as early as the 6th century BC). However the temple was never entirely completed (some of the standing columns were never fluted), probably due to the economic crisis that hit the ancient city 1,800 years ago. Wealthy citizens stepped forward with financial support and had their names engraved on plaques on some of the columns, but this support was insufficient. An inscription says that Menecrates, a physician and magistrate donated five of the 30 columns of this temple and Leo Quintus, a magistrate donated another seven.

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Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD (probably during the reign of the emperor Hadrian), Euromos, Turkey
The Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD, Euromos, Turkey
Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD (probably during the reign of the emperor Hadrian), Euromos, Turkey
Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD, Euromos, Turkey
Inscription on a flutted columns of the Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD, Euromos, Turkey
Inscription on a flutted columns of the Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD, Euromos, Turkey
Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD, Euromos, Turkey
Temple of Zeus Lepsynus, built on the site of an earlier Carian temple, 2nd century AD, Euromos, Turkey

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