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 state-of-the-art roof over the hill and a walkway and stairway so one can climb around and see the site without interfering with the work.

Houses were used between 1C BC up to 7C AD. While touring inside you will understand how wealthy lived in those days. Thanks to the lovely mosaics and frescos shown inside, you can understand the art in ancient times. There are several houses on the site. Most of the houses were built upon each other so that’s why they are called terrace houses.

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