Attractions in Ephesus

Attractions in Ephesus

Latrines of Ephesus

Latrines of Ephesus

The latrine area was most likely a pay-to-play type enterprise. There were stone seats shaped like toilet seats we use today. It looked like the latrine was a very nicely decorated place with statues and marble all around. However, there was no privacy as you can see. There was a...

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Hadrian Temple of Ephesus

Hadrian’s Temple is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes Street. It was built before 138 A.D by P.Quintilius and was dedicated to Emperor Hadrian, who came to visit the city from Athens in 128 A.D The facade of the temple has four Corinthian columns supporting a...

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Terrace Houses of Ephesus

Probably the most exciting of all the archaeological developments in Turkey is what has been uncovered on a hill overlooking the Celsus Library in Ephesos by the Austrians. And the Austrians are both meticulous and thorough, and their work on the terraced houses is spectacular. They have even built a...

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Celsus Library of Ephesus

Between 12,000 and 15,000 scrolls were housed in the grand Library of Celsus. Designed by the Roman architect Vitruoya, the library was built in memory of Celsus Polemeanus, who was a Roman senator, General Governor of the Province of Asia, and a great lover of books. Celsus’ son, Julius Aquila,...

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Grand Theater of Ephesus

The biggest and the most spectacular structure of Ephesus. It was also the most important meeting place in the social and cultural life of the city. The theater is a large semi-circular structure leaning against the hill. The audience was facing the stage and then the harbor in the background....

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