New discoveries at the ancient Greek city of Smyrna in Turkey

According to Turkish news sources, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a gymnasium and an adjoining bathhouse at the ancient Greek city of Smyrna, in the western Turkish province of Izmir.

The structure is believed to date from the 2nd century, probably from the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Meanwhile, excavations at the ancient theatre’s stage building, located on the slope between Kadifekale and the Agora, have also unearthed the statue of a young Satyros holding a hunting stick (Lagobolon).

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