Hadrian, Lycia, Turkey

Hadrian granary in Andriake to make up a portion of new Lycian Museum

Construction work at Andriake, the Hadrian granary to be will be the enclosed portion of the new Lycian Museum, Andriake, Turkey© Carole Raddato
Construction work at Andriake (April 2013)
© Carole Raddato

As recently announced in the Hurriyet, a new open-air museum is being constructed at Andriake, the harbour of the ancient city of Myra in Lycia (Turkey).

The Hadrianic granary (Horrea Hadriani) is the most symbolic building of Andriake. It covers an area of 2307 sq.m. and stands intact up to its roof level. The inscription in capital letters extending all along the façade clearly sets the date of construction as 129-130 A.D. (although the Hurriyet article states 126 A.D.!). In addition there are portraits of Hadrian and Sabina on the façade.

Sadly, construction work meant I could not visit the site but I managed to take the above picture from the road.

The project is expected to be finished on Nov. 25, 2013.

Here is a good excuse to return!

Read the Hurriyet article here http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/museum-on-the-way-in-ancient-lycian-city.aspx?pageID=238&nID=42318&NewsCatID=375

1 thought on “Hadrian granary in Andriake to make up a portion of new Lycian Museum”

Leave a Reply