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... br> As I walked through this massive city, and it is massive (Ephesus is currently one of the largest archeological sites in the world, rivaling Pompeii, Italy and Jerash, Jordan in scope, both of which I have seen with my own eyes), Paul schooled me on my own lack of vision and of conviction. I understand that the fledging Christian faith was young, vibrant and new back in the day, not having the burden of 2000 years of geo-political history ...
Another claim to fame is that Cleopatra and Antonius spent the
winter of 188 in Ephesus.
Ephesus was well worth while seeing again, but if you go in
summer, make it the morning, as ...
... s modern Turkey - Ankara is.
We are based in a resort town of Kusadasi. A cruise ship (some days 2 or more) comes in every morning and 3,000 to 6,000 + people come pouring into town and surrounding sites, then "poof!" they disappear by dinnertime. There's a bustling nightlife for remaining tourists like us staying in hotels and the young locals.
My life is no longer in ruins.
... to visit the ruins hoping to beat the tour groups and the heat. I managed to succeed at neither.
The ruins for me were not super amazing. I think that was because we have seen a lot of roman ruins now, including the city of Jerash in Jordan which I thought was better. I didn't think Ephesus was as well preserved, and I was hoping to see a lot of beautiful statues here (as the city was dedicated to the Greek God ...
... 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the second largest city in the world.- According to Mick and Maureen’s blog post it is also said to be best preserved ruins in the Eastern Mediterranean.
First off was the State Agora, it was quite hard for Andrew to try and match the pictures in the book with what we saw in front of us and it was very hard to hold the groups attention, I think largely because they were ‘ruined-out’. We ...