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  • Grand Theatre

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    There are two things you'll never forget about Ephesus, the library and the theatre. This 24,000 seat arena is one of the great theatres of ancient times. Accessed through monumental entrances called vomitoriums (love that name) the stage witnessed all different types of entertainment during its life. Interestingly it had metal reflectors around...

  • History

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    The ancient city occupies the territory of several square kilometers. You can see the map of the Ancient city and the typical way of excursion (green color) on the picture. This place became known since the 19th century. The history of excavation began in 1859-74 on the Odeon and the theatre. It was carried out by J.T.Wood under the auspices of...

  • Celsus Library

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    The Celsus Library, whose facade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces, was built ca. 125 B.C.E. by Gaius Julius Aquila in memory of his father C.Celsus - the General Governor of the Province of Asia, in the year 135 A.D. and once held nearly 12,000 scrolls. Designed with an exaggerated entrance -- so as to enhance its perceived...

  • Curettes Road

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    It is the small portion of the sacred way, running between the Celsus Library and the Hercules Gate. It took its name from the class of priests referred to as "curettes" in long lists found at the clerical school of priests. Colonnaded galleries with mosaics on the floor were located on both sides of the street with a roof to protect the...

  • Old izmir

    You may see some old izmir photos here. Hard to understand where they are now. Unfortunately some of those places burned very badly at the war between Greece and Turkey.http://bluepoint.gen.tr/izmir/

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