Ephesus: Prytaneion

Prytaneion in Ephesus, Turkey

Prytaneion in Ephesus, Turkey

The image shows the ruins of Prytaneion in Ephesus, Turkey.

A Prytaneion is an assembly of buildings and structures that were used to house the executive branch of the Greek Government. It is current equivalent of a city hall. The officials who administered the city met in these buildings. These building were typically constructed near the Agora. Prytaneion contained a hearth to hold the perpetual fire, which is a symbol of Goddess Hastia.

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Ephesus, Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

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