Ancient Ephesus, Turkey

Top image: Street scene at the archeological excavations at Ephesus, 30 August 2015. Photo: Ian Were

[A few images of the ancient Greek, then Roman, city Ephesus, three kilometres from Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey, 30 August 2015]  Click image to enlarge

Street vista, Ephesus, 30 August, 2015.

The ‘terrace houses’, showing how the wealthy lived during the Roman period. Eventually the harbour silted up, and the city lost its natural resources. 30 August, 2015.

The ‘terrace houses’, showing how the wealthy lived during the Roman period. 30 August, 2015.

The ‘terrace houses’, showing how the wealthy lived during the Roman period. 30 August, 2015.

The Library of Celsus in Ephesus. 30 August, 2015.

The amphitheatre, capable of holding 25,000 spectators, was used initially for drama, but during later Roman times gladiatorial combats were also held on its stage. 30 August, 2015.

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