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Zeus temple gate unearthed in Turkey

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Zeus temple gate unearthed in Turkey

The Temple of Magnesia Zeus is well-known in the history of architecture. Archaeologists’ goal is to reveal the entire temple by continuing excavations throughout the year.

AN AMPHITHEATER at the archaeological ruins of the Ionian city of Ephesus, in western Turkey.  (photo credit: NATI SHOHAT/FLASH90)

AN AMPHITHEATER at the archaeological ruins of the Ionian city of Ephesus, in western Turkey.

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(photo credit: NATI SHOHAT/FLASH90)

Archaeologists in western Turkey have excavated the entrance gate of the Temple of Magnesia Zeus, according to the Turkish Hürriyet Daily News

The excavations took place in the ancient city of Magnesia where religious festivals were believed to have been conducted.

During the archeological dig, which first began by Germans before Turkey’s Republican era, 80 statues and various items have been unearthed, including the Artemis sanctuary, stadium and theater. 

The Artemis Festival, one of the most important religious events in that period, was held in the area. 

Archaeological excavations conducted at the northern Jerusalem site.COURTESY OF ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITYArchaeological excavations conducted at the northern Jerusalem site.COURTESY OF ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY

The archeologists noted to Hürriyet Daily News that the newly discovered Zeus gate, the replica of which is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, is part of a well-known temple in the history of architecture just like the Temple of Artemis.

They added that their goal is to reveal the entire temple by continuing excavations through the year.

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Zeus temple gate unearthed in Turkey