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The collapsed Hadrianic nymphaeum at the start of our activities

Photos courtesy Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project. Click on images to enlarge.
by Marc Waelkens

The Lower Agora - Hadrianic Nymphaeum: August 3-9, 2003

On a terrace dominating the north side of the Lower Agora, an architectural team composed of Günnur Çallkan and Tom Verbist, under the supervision of Karel Paul, began registering and removing the top layers of a collapsed nymphaeum dated to the reign of Hadrian (117-138). All stones were digitally photographed and measured with the theodolite, then the date was converted into a 3-D rendering of their location by using the software Photoprogrammer. These activities produced some nice building elements from the structure, including pieces of its entablature and a nice relief representing a river god and nymphs from the building's podium.

A relief representing a river god and a nymph held by our twin workmen Ahmet and Birol Satilmis (larger image)
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