|One of many stray cats residing at Ephesus|
This is our second trip to Turkey and I must say that it is one of my favorite places! The people are kind and warm-hearted. There are many wonderful sites to explore.....................and here is one which is a 'jewel'....Ephesus:
Ephesus is an ancient city with origins back approximately to 14th century BC. It is reached by driving inland from the port of 'Kusadasi'.......................in ancient times it was a large, thriving seaport ..........many earthquakes and the passage of time completely silted in the harbour.
Ephesus is located on a hillside and it involves a 2 mile trek along its main road paved in marble!
|First glimpse of Ephesus|
|The original "Nike" which the athletic wear is named after|
|First glimpse of the 'Celsus Library'|
" The 'Octagon' was a vaulted burial chamber placed on a rectangular base with the skeleton of a 15 or 16 year old woman in a marble sarcophagus. According to an interpretation, the Octagon was a monument to Ptolemy Arsinoe IV, the youngest sister of the famous Cleopatra VII, murdered in Ephesus in 41 BC."
|Side view of 'Celsus Library'|
|My dear Doug|
|Further excavation in the works|
Well, that is but a small taste of Ephesus.....if you should care to know more, these sites are quite informative: ephesus.us and turizm.net/cities/ephesus
I will close off on this post because I am having a heck of a time with the 'blogger' software and I keep losing everything that I've entered. Unfortunately, that means more posts, so stay tuned!