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Ephesus - The Aegean

Truly one of the great ruined cities of the western world. Ephesus was inhabited as early as 1000BC by the Greeks. The present day ruins are from the 4th Century BC Hellenistic city founded by Lysinachus, one of Alexander The Great's successors. Among the gems inside Ephesus are the House Of Soccrates and The Library Of Celsus (one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of The World).

Other highlights is The Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25000 built by Emperor Claudius (41-54AD) and Emperor Trajanus (98-117AD), The Arcadian Way (or Harbour Street) - from where the term "Shopping Arcade" originated from as shops lined both sides of the Arcadian Way in the ancient days, The Temple Of Hadrian (Dedicated to Emperor Hadrian), The Fountain Of Trajan (dedicated to Emperor Trajan), The Temple Of Domitian and The Odeon.

Perched up high on hill near Ephesus is the House Of The Virgin Mary. Popular legend tells of how she and St John arrived in Ephesus from Jerusalem in 37AD and that she lived out her years in this small house. The House Of The Virgin Mary is now a scared place of pilgrimage for both Christians and Muslims.
The Library Of Celsus At Ephesus
The Library Of Celsus At Ephesus
The Library Of Celsus At Ephesus
The Library Of Celsus At Ephesus
The Gate Of Hercules (Heracles) 4th Century AD
The Gate Of Hercules (Heracles) 4th Century AD
Temple Of Hadrian On Curetes Street 123AD
Temple Of Hadrian On Curetes Street 123AD
Statue Of St. Mary In The Olive Grove
Statue Of St. Mary In The Olive Grove
House Of The Virgin Mary Ephesus
House Of The Virgin Mary Ephesus
House Of The Virgin Mary Ephesus
House Of The Virgin Mary Ephesus
Collonaded Curetes Street
Collonaded Curetes Street
Collonaded Curetes Street
Collonaded Curetes Street
3 Columns In The Bath Of Skolasticia 2nd Century AD
3 Columns In The Bath Of Skolasticia 2nd Century AD
Nike The Goddess Of Victory Holding A Wreath Of Laurel
Nike The Goddess Of Victory Holding A Wreath Of Laurel
Public Latrines With Running Water 1st Century AD
Public Latrines With Running Water 1st Century AD
Byzantium Mosaic On The Pavement Of Curetes Street
Byzantium Mosaic On The Pavement Of Curetes Street
Byzantium Mosaic On The Pavement Of Curetes Street
Byzantium Mosaic On The Pavement Of Curetes Street
Colonnaded Street Lined With Ionic & Corinthian Columns
Colonnaded Street Lined With Ionic & Corinthian Columns
Curetes Street 290BC
Curetes Street 290BC
Footprint Carved Into Pavement On Marble Street Showing The Way To The Brothel
Footprint Carved Into Pavement On Marble Street Showing The Way To The Brothel
Gate Of Mazeus & Mithriadates Adjacent To The Library Of Celsus
Gate Of Mazeus & Mithriadates Adjacent To The Library Of Celsus
Medicine Symbol
Medicine Symbol
Memorial To Memmius 1st Century AD
Memorial To Memmius 1st Century AD
Motif Detail On The Temple Of Hadrain 123AD
Motif Detail On The Temple Of Hadrain 123AD
Pharmacy Symbol
Pharmacy Symbol
Restoration Work At The Fountain Of Trajan 1st Century AD
Restoration Work At The Fountain Of Trajan 1st Century AD
Statue Of Skolasticia
Statue Of Skolasticia
The Fountain Of Trajan 1st Century AD
The Fountain Of Trajan 1st Century AD
The Great Theatre
The Great Theatre
The Harbour Street (Arcadian Way)
The Harbour Street (Arcadian Way)
The Marble Street Leading To The Great Theatre
The Marble Street Leading To The Great Theatre
The Odeon 150AD
The Odeon 150AD
The Odeon 150AD
The Odeon 150AD
The Palace Of The Council (Prytaneion)
The Palace Of The Council (Prytaneion)
The Palace Of The Council (Prytaneion)
The Palace Of The Council (Prytaneion)
View Of Present Day Ephesus From House Of The Virgin Mary
View Of Present Day Ephesus From House Of The Virgin Mary
View Of The Great Theatre From Harbour Street
View Of The Great Theatre From Harbour Street