Ephesus 2017

Ephesus (or Ephesos or Ephes) is located in the western part of Turkey along the Aegean Sea near the historical town of Selcuk (Seljuk), which is between  Izmir (ancient Symrna) and Aydin.  Ephesus was originally constructed on a bay where the Kucuk Menderes River (classical Kaystros).  This is area is almost in the middle of ancient Ionia.  The Ioanians conquered Ephesus in the 11th century B.C.

The following photos of Ephesus were taken in October 2017.

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Library of Celsus

 

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Library of Celsus

 

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Curetes Street

 

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Trajan Fountain along Curetes Street

 

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Trajan Fountain along Curetes Street

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Varius Baths

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Varius Baths

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Scholastica Baths

 

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Scholastica baths

 

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Latrine (public toilets) part of the Scholastica baths

 

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Latrine (public toilets)

 

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Latrine (public toilets)

 

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Latrine (public toilets)

 

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Latrine (public toilets)

Terrace houses at Ephesus

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Terrace houses under roof.

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 Terrace houses at Ephesus where the wealthy lived during the Roman period

 

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Marble Street looking toward Great Theater

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Marble Street with large underground sewer.

Roof in background is the location of the terrace houses.

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The Great Theatre

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The Great Theatre

Show drainage system in theatre.

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The Ayasuluk Fortress is shown in the background.

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The column to the right is at the Temple of Artemis.

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