Sonia Halliday

A hundred years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed a gleaming ancient city in three full dimensions—from the so-called Temple of Hadrian (shown here) to the public latrines, which line the walls of the elegant bathhouse complex (see photo of bathhouse complex). Inscriptions found in the temple, completed around 127 A.D., indicate that it was dedicated either to the emperor Hadrian (117‒138 A.D.), or the goddess Artemis, or both. The latrines, also from the early second century A.D., were part of a bath complex for men only. (The women’s facilities were elsewhere.)