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• House of the Mosaics
• The Castrum of the Acropolis
• The Basilica
• The Byzantine Tower of the Western Port
• Necropolis with Chamber Tombs
• Roman Mausoleion known as Fish Market
• The Baldaquin Tomb
• The City Walls
• The Aqueduct
• The Area Inside the East Gate
• The Area of the Agora
• The Bouleuterion
• Sanctuary of Artemis Astias
• Sanctuary of Zeus Megistos
• Sanctuary of Demeter And Kore
• The Theatre
• Residential Area to the South East of the Theatre
• The Quarter On the South Side of the Hill
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The Area of the Agora
the earliest archaeological finds go back to at least the 3rd millennium BC, the earliest structures are the walls of some Bronze Age buildings 2nd millennium BC.
The original building was probably erected in the 4th century BC.
Sanctuary of Artemis Astias
From this area comes one of the most important inscriptions so far discovered in Iasos.
Sanctuary of Zeus Megistos
This is indicated by a 4th century BC inscription incised on one of the blocks of the gate itself, which marks its boundary (horos).
Sanctuary of Demeter And Kore
Dates to the second half of the 6th century BC. The following finds are probably connected to the cult of Demeter and Kore.
Today only part of it survives: this too, together with the walls, was stripped of its marble in 1887 for the construction of the quays of the port of Constantinople.
The Residential Area to the South East of the Theatre
One residential quarter is located along the east side of the hill, beneath the south-east side of the Theatre, on a series of artificial terraces.
The Quarter On the South Side of the Hill
Other mosaics are visible along the south slope of the hill, not far from the 'House of the Mosaics'. They have geometrical motifs and figured polychrome panels as well as animals in a row (a dolphin and a sea-horse).
The House of the Mosaics
A superior residence stands on the southern slopes of the hill, spreading over its natural terraces: it was constructed at the height of the imperial period (2nd century AD) and embodies elements of Hellenistic architectural tradition.
The Castrum of Acropolis
It delimits a large trapezoidal area, which includes a cistern, also from the Byzantine period, and, to the northwest, the scarcely visible traces of a small temple, probably Hellenistic.
The history of the construction of the Christian basilica, erected in the central part of the agora, seems long and complex. Probably during the 5th century AD.
The Byzantine Tower of the Western Port
Two converging piers, now submerged, enclose the western harbour of Iasos.
The Necropolis with Chamber Tombs
It seems to have been in use almost continuously from the second half of the 2nd century BC to the 4th century AD.
Roman Mausoleion known as Fish Market
Dating to the 2nd century AD. The mausoleum houses the Antiquarium of Iasos, opened in 1995.
The Baldaquin Tomb
This area is dominated by the slender outline of the Roman funerary monument known locally as the 'Clock'.
The City Walls
This dating is suggested by the shape of the letters of the inscription incised on one of the blocks of the East Gate and by their typical working.
The sacred area (temenos) of Zeus Megistos was situated inside the East Gate of the city.
The Area Inside the East Gate
The arched structure visible today dates to the rebuilding of that period; the original doorway of the 4th century BC is to be found at a depth of about 2.50 m beneath the later phase, clear evidence of the considerable rise in the level of the road which occurred between the two eras.