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Old 05-03-2009, 07:57 AM   #15
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Ephesus

Ephesus, said to be the best-preserved classical site in the Mediterranean, didnít disappoint. I arrived early enough in Selcuk to catch a ride to the upper gate of the site. The most impressive sight for me was the re-erected facade of the Library of Celsus, which can be seen as you come down Curetes Way.

Statue representing one of the virtues, Sophia (wisdom)

The large amphitheater is also impressive

The Roman communal bathroom is very popular and everyone wants their picture taken. Seems like it used to be a nice chance for a chat. Just hope that nobody double scoops from the cleaning water channel in front of the seats.

Sarcophagi can be found around the site

The terraced houses allow a glimpse at Roman luxury living. The fancy Roman plumbing always amazes me.

Roman floor mosaics




The restoration is ongoing. If you like big puzzles this might be the job for you.

Duct tape is an approved restoration tool in Turkey
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