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Tetrapylon or monumental gateway, 2nd century AD, Aphrodisias, Aydin, Turkey. The tetrapylon greeted pilgrims visiting the Temple or Sanctuary of Aphrodite and linked the main North-South street of the town to the Sacred Way leading to a large forecourt in front of the temple. It consists of 4 rows of 4 columns and the pediment over the West columns is decorated with reliefs of Eros and Nike hunting among the acanthus leaves. Aphrodisias was a small ancient Greek city in Caria near the...
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