Journey to Ancient City
The most recent excavtion results reveal taht in area of the temple of Zeus.the main sanctuary of the city,the upper leyers of a settlement times have eroded away.
In ancient times, the two sides serves to pass even today the two bridges connecting 5. In 1990 the bridge was put new handrails and recoated. Inscriptions from the opening ceremony of the M.S. 157 years appeared to be in.
Stadium & Theater
The theater/ stadium complex of Aizanoi is unique in its combination of the two facilitis.Excavation carried out in the satdiıum between 1982 and 1990 rvealed that the Project,begun in the decades after 160 A.D.
Places to Visit
Wood Village in GÖKLER
Old pine trees in the monumental nature of the heavens will reach after a short trip to the village in the district boundaries between different shades of green will make the entrance waiting for curious visitors.
Meter Steunene Sanctuary
The cult place of the goddess Metre Steunene, the oldest sacred side of the city, was a deep burrow in a cave which today has collapsed. Here, archaeologists found clay cult figurines in excavations in 1928, and these pieces date back to between the first century B.C. and the second century A.D.
In the second half of the third century, in the north-eastern side of the city, a second Turkish-style bath was built inside a building formed by large limestone. In one part of this bath, there is a mosaic floor bearing the pictures of a satyr and maenad. In the fourth and the fifth century A.D, the main area of the Turkish-style bath was rearranged and it was used as the episcopacy centre. The round structure (Macellum) and avenue with late ancient columns: A little bit south of this place, there is a round building (Macellum) which was used as food market in the second part of the second century A.D. This area was excavated in 1971 and on its partly repaired walls was hung a copy of the price lists of the Emperor Diocletian which he prepared so as to bring down inflation.
Ancient DAM & Stone Quarries
There are two well-preserved dam walls, built in two stages, which were constructed on the Penkalas River (Bedir Dere) to protect the city from floods. These two stages are separated with marble pieces which are mostly seats. On the rocks on the upper parts of the dam wall, there are marks showing that this place was used as a stone quarry in ancient times.
Stadium & Theater
The combination of the stadium-theatre in Aizanoi is unique. Excavation and research carried out from 1982 to1990 showed that the construction of the building started in 160 A.D. and continued until the middle of the third century A.D. During repairs to the eastern side of the entrance to the stadium, a number of inscriptions were found and placed in their original places. These inscriptions tell us that M. Apuleius, who was mentioned in the inscriptions of the main bridge, also made substantial contributions to the building of this complex.
Recent excavations have shown that layers of remains from the early years of the area were displaced to build the Temple of Zeus. Ceramic pieces dated to the Early Bronze Age were found at the level of the temple courtyard. The rubble from the removed layers was used to the fill temple area. The construction of the temple began in the second quarter of the second century. The money needed for the temple’s construction was met by renting out large temple fields. However, the people who rented these fields resisted paying any money for many years. The construction started only when the rents were paid under the instruction of the Emperor Hadrian. The correspondence between the city and the emperor on this subject was so important for Aizanoi that it rests in the northern side of the pronaos (front gallery) of the temple.