Terrace House 2 is located in the center of Ephesus and is among the best-preserved imperial residential complexes in the eastern Mediterranean. The archaeological investigations of Terrace House 2 since the 1960s have led to a different picture of the living culture of the Ephesian elites from their establishment in the Augustan-Tiberian period until their destruction during an earthquake in the third Century AD. With this work, three of the seven residential units can now be found in a single publication, with the publications on other housing units progressing rapidly. In addition to the finds from the destruction debris, this publication also includes all those objects that were found in the excavations under the floors of the final building phase. After being destroyed by the earthquake, the houses were no longer rebuilt, but some areas were partially used in late antiquity. In the early Byzantine period even this simple use was given up and a number of mills were set up on the west side of Terrace House 2, which were operated by the remaining water from the overhead water pipes. German text.
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