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Ephesus, Turkey





The ruins at Ephesus are the best preserved of the Roman ruins in the Mediterranean. It it close to the town of Selcuk in southern Turkey, and the closest airport is Izmir about 70 km away. Not meaning to sound like a travel guide, but I think the best way to get around is to rent a car from the airport.

Ephesus was founded by the Greeks and became a city and port with a population of 200,000 under their influence. The city came under Roman control in 2nd century BC and later became a centre for Christianity. Only about 10% of this ancient town has been excavated so far. Most of the ruins are the legacy of the Romans.

The highlight of Ephesus now is the facade of Celcus Library - reconstructed from the original ruins. It is best viewed in the morning sun.

Photos are presented in random order.
Path of History Strangers in a strange land Poppies
Top of the world Library of Celcus, Ephesus t6%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f80213933.rIyBXDPE.jpg
t6%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f80213804.07qGTlfQ.jpg The Grand Scale Conversations amidst history
Splash of Red Sea of faces t6%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f80190075.2MfKvbh4.jpg
Ancient script Poppies in Ephesus Staring at the Sun
The Library of Celcus Seeing double Perspective
Details on pillar t6%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f80213396.zFxqkgjI.jpg Red!
The Poppies of Ephesus t6%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f80189412.jkXgpp13.jpg t6%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f79899288.76abDOOj.jpg
t6%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f79899212.SAWFySr1.jpg Lost Picking up the pieces
Putting up a front Just because Diana
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