Moevenpick Hotel Izmir
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... by the Goths. It may have been rebuilt or repaired but this is uncertain, as its later history is not clear. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Following the Edict of Thessalonica from emperor Theodosius I, what remained of the temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. The city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was ...
... drooling at the view. Looking into the water, I realized it was crystal clear. It had to be at least 5 or 6 feet deep and you could see every little rock and anemone.
Then Oscar took us to get some Turkish sweets from his favorite shop. We walked through town for a few minutes, marveling at all the little shops along the way. We made it to the shop, called Rumeli, and sat down to order. The owners clearly knew Oscar, and were ...
... it must have been massive. It was trading hub like perhaps Singapore or Amsterdam is now. It was the centre of the ‘Mother Culture’ because of being supposedly the goddess Artemis’s birthplace so it was sort of pilgrimage destination. And it was the centre of state, the capital of Asia Minor containing the Roman garrison.
Currently there are 11 different missions excavating the site and we could only see about 15% of it over ...
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After Istanbul it was time to visit Turkey's 3rd largest city, Izmir. This place was all about the people in it, and the cultural and historical **** that you can do. We had history and culture coming out of our *****, that by the end of it, we had deposited a giant heap of cultural illumination into the cosmic bowl of knowledge which sits in the lavatory of enlightenment in our minds.
Personally, I do not ...
... else. But I didn't, and all in all it was an interesting day especially when Can told us the story about the toilet's at Ephesus. These public toilets were only for males and they sat in class order with the richer folk sitting at the end where the fresh water started so that those who weren't so rich had to wash their nether regions with dirty water. In the middle of the toilets there was a duck pond with ducks that quacked and made normal duck noises so that ...