There are articafts from Mycenaean, Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Turkish times. One of the most important and richest museum in Turkey.
The basilica was surrounded by rampant walls.
The walls have been built for protecting the Basilica against the Arabian assaults in the 7th - 8th centuries AD.
The baptistery of the Basilica was built in the 5th century AD.
The remains of the original baptistery can be found on the north side of the nave.
The monumental Basilica had the shape of a cross and was covered by six smaller domes placed around the central dome.
A model of the basilica, in its original form, is placed on the site.
One off he main tourist attractions of the area (or of the whole of turkey) is Ephesus. This ruined ancient city is still very well preserved.
Entrance fee is 10 YTL
Right as I entered into Sirence I saw these 2 horses wondering and feeding on the side of the road. Thought it was the perfect picture to capture the rural feel of Sirence.
40km from selcuk
greek millenary city seated in a landscape really amazing:a cliff as setting and a view on the plain...
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Inside the Efes Museum is this spectacular bust of the Emperor Marcus Aurelis.
Walking down Curetes Way you will in the end get an impressive view of the library. But along the way there are places you should not miss, like the Temple of Hadrian and the men's toilets.