The Trajan Fountain is one of the 3 outstanding fountains in Ephesus.
It was built in honor of Emperor Trajan by one of the City's most distinguished citizens.
Such monumental fountains were at great importance in the ancient world.
Fountains were also sources of prestige for the city and the authorities would work hard to create even grander and more attractive fountains to increase their reputation.
Usually located in the busiest areas, these fountains with their columns and opulent sculptures are counted among the most stunning structures of the ancient world.
One of the water canals of Ephesus, runs into this stunning two-teared fountain which shows how already existing aqueducts were incorporated when the structure was initially built.
One of the other water canals of Ephesus arrived to the city from a 17 kms. distance along with a 42 kms. Aqueduct line, called the Pollio Aqueduct.
One of the most important things that distinguishes our private ephesus tours is that the travelers also get a chance to see the remains of this aqueduct with the help of our ephesus tour guides.
A larger than life marble statue of Trajan once stood in the center of the fountain, if you look closely you will notice a globe and a fragment of a foot where the statue once stood.
The globe at the feet of the emperor symbolized his rule over the earth.
Like the theater the facade of the fountain was decorated with statues, many of which you can see in the hall of the fountains in Ephesus museum.