Jerash also features a Roman Forum, where people used to meet to discuss their problems, with most of its columns still intact, as well as the Jerash nymphaeum
, a monument built to announce the coming of springtime.
Barker and a number of colleagues, university students and volunteers, have uncovered paved Roman roads, an ancient nymphaeum
(water fountain) and the semi-circular theatre over the years.
The immediate vista is of a nymphaeum
, with the god Apollo as its centrepiece.
Kos has some of the best archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, the most popular of which is the Western excavation to the south of Kos Town, where the ruins include a Roman nymphaeum
with mosaic floors and the remains of some fine houses.
Speaking at a ceremony held at the Sagalassos ancient city to mark the opening of the 1,800 year-old "Antoninen Nymphaeum
", Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said all the historical artifacts on Turkish territory, regardless of the eras they belonged to, were the heritage of Anatolia.
Nearby is a theatre and buildings such as the Nymphaeum
, Temenos Gateway, baths, the Great Temple and Qasr (Castle) Al-Bint.
The vaulted ceiling was decorated with a rare type of paint known as Egyptian Blue, which led the O'Neills to speculate that the grotto was a Roman nymphaeum
- a sacred place believed to be inhabited by water gods.
In chapter 10, Merz convincingly connects (following a proposal by Elisabeth Kieven) a collection of drawings, including a ground plan by Francesco Borromini and a truly beautiful sheet depicting a central-plan church by Cortona with an aborted project for a Pamphilj family mausoleum at the Chiesa Nuova.3 From here, we proceed to a more complex and essentially archaeological chapter where Merz thoroughly (and once again, convincingly) examines the surviving traces--physical, visual, and documentary--for the now-destroyed nymphaeum
and casino of the Sacchetti villa at Pigneto.
The heart of the city was monumentalized with colossal public structures: a new forum and basilica together with a resplendent nymphaeum
and an ornate colonnaded street leading to a remodelled harbour complete with pharos.
long between Gorze and Metz, in the Mosel valley, boasts an inscription near its terminal point at Metz recording that the transport of the water from its source, as well as the construction of a nymphaeum
, was financed by several seviri Augustales (possibly four in all); scepticism has been expressed about the ability of so few people to fund such a large project, but even though the inscription is fragmentary, the phrase ab origine is unambiguous, and we may have evidence for an aqueduct funded by corporate endeavour of officials of the imperial cult from, precisely, the reign of Hadrian.