Gate with Axe, Milas

 

Baltali Gate, or the Gate with Axe, errected in 2nd century AD, takes its name from the double axe relief on the keystone of the arch,it was a symbol of Zeus who used it to invoke storms. This gate was part of the aqueduct which brought water to the ancient city,nowadays it stands alone, opening on to s atreet of battered old houses. Milas (Mylasa) Turkey. 

 

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