A fertile valley on the Coast of the Aegean Sea was first settled more than 6000 years ago, and later became a thriving Greek town and then a major Roman metropolis, home to 220,000 people. There is not much left of the temples or marketplace areas, but some reconstruction of homes in the hillside and the huge amphitheater give an impression of how magnificent this center must have once been.




An added extra was the short entertainment provided by a contingent of actors in Roman garb, as Cleopatra and Julius Caesar presided over a match between two gladiators.


2 thoughts on “Ephesus

  1. Yes, now I need a vacation, after three weeks of travel! It will take me another three weeks just to process all the photos I took!

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