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Crossing the west of the Selcuk is a 6th century Byzantine aqueduct. The aqueduct extends for a few blocks along Namik Kemil Caddesi. Today its columns are often used to support the walls of old buildings and for storks to nest for much of the summer. On top of the one of the columns pictured you can see a such a nest.
Written Apr 21, 2005
The Isa Bey Camii is an impressive mosque located just at the base of Ayasuluk Hill. The mosque dates from 1375. It has an interesting dome over top of the structure and a grand courtyard. There is a friendly guardian or mulla who will show you around the mosque. If your spending sometime on your own in Selcuk, it is worth visiting the mosque. It is closed at prayer times.
Written Feb 6, 2005
When I visit a place, I always make an effort to go where others don't, and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised with what I find. In this case, the view of the theatre from inside gave me a completely perspective of the place.
Written Aug 1, 2004
Near Ephesus, close to the town of Selcuk is the House of Virgin Mary. The house was combined with a church in 4th century. Close to it is the Source of Mary. It is said that the water has curative effects to everyone who drinks from it.
Updated Aug 4, 2003
Coins of Ephesus most frequently depicted a bee on the obverse. The earliest coins of Ephess had geometric punch mark reverses. Later coins of Ephesus most frequently depicted a stag on the reverse. Ephesus was a producer of honey and the location of a famous temple of Artemis. The bee advertised their most famous product and both the bee and stag symbolized worship of Artemis.
You can see them in Ephesus Museum, Selcuk
Written Jun 11, 2003
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This square-shaped public toilet had a pool in the center with seats arranged along the sides. A water channel was in front of the seats and the floor was covered in mosaic. The seats were covered but the pool was open. At each corner of the pool was a column supporting the roof.
Written Apr 24, 2003
There are some inscriptions on the front of the building. If you are curious, they say that "the library was erected in 110 AD by the Consul Gaius (Tiberius) Julius Aquila as a mausoleum for his father Gaius (Tiberius) Julius Celsus Polemaenus Aquila (92-114 AD). A sum of 25,000 denarii was bequeathed for the purchase of books and the upkeep of the building."
Written Dec 12, 2002
You certainly were not allowed to be modest about you personal duties back in the days of the Roman Empire. Sandwiched between the Brothel and the Baths of Scholastikia are these ancient toilets.
Written Jun 19, 2006
Im not sure what this monument is actually called, i do know its something to do with Ephesus, perhaps a kind v,ter will help me out
Updated Jan 7, 2006
Hierapolis - Pamukkale - Aphrodisias :
beautiful and historical places to visit in the area of Izmir or Kusadasi.
Written Jul 20, 2003