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According to the inscription engraved on the architrave of the temple, the building was built approximately in the 130s by P. Quintilius – by a little-known architect who dedicated the temple to Emperor Hadrian.
Near the monumental carry-over, four pedestals can be observed, on which once stood the statues that adorned the temple. The inscriptions preserved on the pedestals give a clear idea of the statues that were on them – these were the statues of the emperors Maximian, Gallery, Diocletian and Constance Chlorus.
The two central columns supporting a delicate, light arch are the only surviving fragment of the triangular tympanum that once crowned the building.
The architraves of the portals were especially richly decorated. Above the main portal leading to the naos, there is a semicircular lunette.
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Topic: Temple of Hadrian in Turkey, Ephesus resort.