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Zeus Temple in Aizanoi


Carole Raddato
published on 19 March 2018
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The Temple of Zeus in the Phrygian city of Aizanoi (modern-day Turkey) is one of the best-preserved Roman temples. Its construction started in 92 CE and continued during the reign of Hadrian in the 2nd century CE. The temple is pseudodipteral, with eight Ionic columns at the ends and fifteen along the sides. The temple was dedicated to two deities. Zeus was worshipped in its above-ground section while the underground chamber was the place of the cult of the Anatolian goddess Cybele.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2018, March 19). Zeus Temple in Aizanoi. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Zeus Temple in Aizanoi." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 19, 2018.

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Raddato, Carole. "Zeus Temple in Aizanoi." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Mar 2018. Web. 26 Feb 2021.

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