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... What a wonderful setting for the very ancient city that once supposedly had a population of around 250,000 to 300,000 people. It is nestled in a steep valley that made its way down to the ocean / bay at its lowest level. Even now it is easy to imagine the view down the cobbled / marble lined streets, in between the grand buildings towards the ocean which was once 4km further inland than it currently is. This has also been progressively filled up ...
... We are told this is a dying art as most rugs these days are machine made in china and that in 10 years you won't be able to buy one. We managed to extract ourselves from our personal salesman unscathed - but only just!! I was tempted to buy a small one as a wall hanging, but decided I had no where to hang it! It would just sit rolled up in a tube like the papyrus painting I got 4 years ago in Egypt!! After busing it back to the port we had 40 mins free ...
... walked down the stairs and along the path where set in stone were four basins each in a little alcove with a basin where we could wash our hands and drink the water which is said to have healing properties. So Doug and I did this and then walked on a little further and saw the wall where everyone pins their notes – it was packed! We made it back to the van after a quick pit stop to buy postcards and go to the toilet.
Mary’s statue and ...
... as here they were likely lost from a fire caused by one of many earthquakes….whereas in Pergamum – the myth is that Anthony ordered all of the "books" to be sent as a gift to Cleopatra.
Most interesting aspects:
- 1,500 year old mosaic floor of temple built by Ephesus I – still colourful and in tact
- Scene of massacre of over 80,000 Romans when ...
... just as reading Paul's Letter to the Colossians on the tel at Colossae was for me. Obviously one of my sabbatical goals is to read and study each Pauline epistle in its own place as I encounter each site.
Realizing that the ancient city of Ephesus is much larger than the current village of Selcuk that replaced it when the Ephesian harbor silted up due to the Meander River changing its wandering course.
Reading the sign in the kiosks ...