The act of restoring or rebuilding a ruined building or monument using original elements to the greatest degree is called anastylosis. The Library of Celsus at Ephesus, the Treasury at Petra, the buildings of My Son in Viet Nam, The Erechtheion and parts of the Parthenon itself are all but some of the better known examples. Much of the magnificence...more
Baths, another agora and a colonnaded street all feature in the excavations of the lower city. This area featured more nymphaea – fountains – and with more time than I had could uncover many more secrets leading to life in ancient Sagalassos. The website for Sagalassos covers this area and the rest of the sites of the city in some detail....more
Dating back to 160-180 AD, this fountain has been magnificently restored and water flow has been reintroduced once again. There is a water basin at the base of the 27 meter wide monument which reaches about 7.8 meters high. It has undergone a nearly complete anastylosis - reconstruction of a ruined building using original elements to the greatest...more
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