Kusadasi – Ephesus

Day 12 – Kusadasi – Ephesus

Kusadasi, Ephesus, Miletus

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Today is the highlight of the trip with a visit to Ephesus, which is the most well preserved and reconstructed city of the ancient world. This site has been occupied by such since the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. At those times it was on the water with a fine harbor, today it is seven miles from the sea. We visited the third site that was occupied in Roman times and is the city that Paul would have seen. The two most significant buildings are the library and the 24,000 seat theater. Our five groups held a short service in the theatre. Another’s nearby site was the St. John Basilica and the burial site of St. John. Then we had lunch at school for women weavers of the traditional hand tied Turkish Rugs. They explained how the rugs were made from wool and silk. Finally,we made a trip to a final ancient site of Miletus where we mainly saw the huge theater – fairly well preserved.

Parliment or Administration
Marble road to library – most original
Ephesus Library
Public Latrines with water underneath
St. John Basilica
Rug Weaving factory
Theater at Mileta

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