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Summary

Temple of Moon-god, Side.

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Side

Side: Greek colony in Pamphylia, important port in the Roman Empire.

Basilica at Side

Byzantine three-apse basilica.

Side Temple of Apollo

Side Temple of Apollo

Temple of Athena, Side

Temple of Athena

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The temple dedicated to Men, an Anatolian Moon-god was erected in the third century AD. Its architecture is completely different than the classical Greek temples of Apollo and Athena. It consists of a semicircular chamber open to the west to which led ceremonial stairs.

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References

  1. George E. Bean, Turkey`s Southern Shore 2nd ed. , John Murray Ltd, London 1989, p.60, 71