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Fountain of Pollio

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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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This attractive structure is noted for its extra-wide and high arch...

This attractive structure is noted for its extra-wide and high arch supporting a triangular capital. It was erected during the time of Augustus to the memory of Sextillius Pollio, builder of the famous aqueduct which carried water to the fountain.

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The arch is one of the major contributions of the Romans to the development of civilization. This towering example of how precise the construction process must be, also bespeaks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

... but still worth stopping to take a few pictures. the remains left are quite stunning. very old and worth stopping.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Built by CS Polliio and family in 97 AD. The arch is pretty awesome, but there really is not much left besides that, worth a photo or 2.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The arch is one of the major contributions of the Romans to the development of civilization. This towering example of how precise the construction process must be, also bespeaks the importance of the aqueducts which brought water for this fountain.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Amazed at how an arch like this was built last time - which is what still remains of the monument / fountain. This is actually called the Pollio Monument and the Fountain of Domitian as written on the information board.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The Pollio Fountain was located to the south of the State Agora, across the Odeion. It was built in 97 A.D by the rich Ephesian C.S.Pollio and his family. Water was brought to the fountains of Ephesus from three main sources through aqueducts and distributed from fountains by a branching system of baked clay pipes. The sources were Kencherios (42km)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

There really is only a beautiful arch remaining of this fountain. It is really advisable to have a guide to explain this and all of the ruins you will encounter in Ephesus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I was interesting in this as my wife was a victim of polio many years ago. It stands out to me because of the attraction's history which I don't want to give away here. Be sure you get a guide in Ephesus who knows what s/he is talking about so you can learn as much as I did.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I have no idea how they built this stone arch to think that it's still standing now over two centuries later is amazing,

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

I don't know why Trip Advisor is classifying this site independent of the Ruins of Ephesus as a whole. There is absolutely nothing to it.. All that remains of this 1st Cent. structure ( older than most of the more celebrated buildings of the city) is an arch, similar to dozens you will see wandering around the site. Some of... More 

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