Friday, November 30, 2012


Ephesus is one of the best preserved archaeological sites  in the world.  I was there in March 2010 and again in May 2012 and there has been a lot of progress in those two years but there is still much to be done. These are photos that I took as I walked through the ruins on the old Roman road.

This road was built over 2,000 years ago.

The public Latrine.

The Library

A billboard for the oldest profession on earth.  Look closely and you will see a figure of a woman in the upper right, a heart in the middle, a left foot in the middle right and a plus sign above the foot.  2,000 years ago Ephesus was a seaport.  Sailors would get off their boats, visit the bathhouse,and walk up the road to this billboard telling them where they could find a little love.  What is says is 'For women walk up to the crossroads, turn left and you will find what you are looking for.

The arena

This is the road the road the sailors walked up from their ships.

1 comment:

Ladee said...

This looks like an interesting place. The tour that I took didn't include a lot of walking. I would like to see the Library. Glad that they are continuing the work.