Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kos and the Ancient Asklepieion!

Photos by Jack Waldron
Above, a picture of the 2nd terrace of the Asklepieion from the 3rd terrace, with the remains of a temple in the Corinthian order on the right, and the Ionic Temple of Asklepios on the left.  
On the 3rd terrace of the ancient Asklepieion of Kos, is the Doric Temple of Aslkepios (pictured above).  The Kerme Gulf with mainland Turkey in the background is hard to beat for a resting stop in this most important site.  Below is an ancient water pipe on the 3rd terrace.
Below, the Ionic Temple of Asklepios.
Above, the temple in the Corinthian order on the 2nd terrace.  Below, structural sima lay on the 2nd terrace.
Above, the retaining wall on the 1st terrace of the Asklepieion photographed from the southeast corner, with statue fragments ornamenting the grounds.  Below, an ancient spring in the retaining wall still fills its pool from the original marble decoration.
Below, the retaining wall on the 1st terrace of the Asklepieion photographed from the northwest corner, with fragments of the Hellenistic Stoa and ancient toilets in the foreground.
Above, the restored 3rd century AD ode ion in Kos Town.


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