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... 8230;. This is the site of the world’s first shopping mall." It’s actually quite easy to close the eye of the mind and picture Emperor Hadrian, apostle Paul and countless others going about their business, framed by the same hills that we see today.
But, it’s not the same. The Romans are gone, the sea has receded and Ephesus now ...
Today we are in Turkey and the Aegean Sea. Kusadasi is a beautiful port city and after breakfast at Cabananas we met our guide Azer ashore and headed off to Ephesus. We had specifically asked to not see Mary's House so we best a lot of the crowds and heat by going straight to Ephesus. This city of ruins is huge and they have only uncovered 20%. What is also so amazing is that Ephesus was a port city but due to the silting of the river the Aegean Sea is ...
... earthquakes. It was rediscovered in the 1960s and has seen some restoration. Surprisingly some of the structures did not need much restoration. Unfortunately much of the city still lies buried, waiting for funds to continue the work.
I must admit as we walked through the area there were many "WOWs" from us, hence the name of today's blog entry. The first WOW was a stadium that was 900 feet long and seated ...
... of the early centuries. It has a 3-storey library, marble-paved street, a 1,000 seat theatre, a 25,000 seat theatre, shops, statues, a hospital, 2 baths, and more - and only 20%25 has been excavated so far! Pretty much every historical figure you've heard of from about 300 BC to 600 AD walked on that street, including St. John, Constantine, Cleopatra, etc. Now we can add Matt & Jenn Stein to that list. From Ephasus, we drove to St. John's ...
... her last days. It was a beautiful place with trees and water. We went inside and walked the grounds before heading off to our next destination, Ephesus.
The bus drops us off at the highest elevation in the city and we walk downhill and exit at lower level which makes traversing the terrain a bit easier. Lots of geezers on the bus including us. Our guide holds an umbrella and we follow him. He distributed ...