Ephesus, Turkey

More than any other classical site, the ruined city of Ephesus shows the harmonious way in which Greek architecture segued into Roman.

Paved marble streets lead to the Library of Celsus (AD 114–17) and the Hellenistic 25,000-seat amphitheater, which was renovated by the Romans. Pause to imagine the ancient rattle of trade echoing around this enormous port.

Tourism Ephesus, Turkey
Tourism Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus is an ancient city in Turkey’s Central Aegean region, near modern-day Selçuk. Its excavated remains reflect centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire – when it was the Mediterranean’s main commercial center – to the spread of Christianity. Paved streets wind past squares, baths and monumental ruins. The Temple of Hadrian was built before 138 A.D. for Emperor Hadrian’s visit. ― Google

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