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... village he noticed marble parts used as part of houses and scattered throughout their fields. He called a Turkish friend who was a professor of archeology in the US and described the location of the village. He thought it sounded like the ancient city of Aphrodisias. Eventually the Turkish government compensated the villagers and they moved their village two miles away, and ...
... A few columns remain from the Temple of Aphrodite, and the monumental gateway from 200CE is there too.
The lower, theater-like bouleuterion or odeon (council house) from around the 3rd century BCE was under the mud until its recent excavation, so it remains intact and impressive.
The museum here contains the most amazing statues and ...
... way over to the eastern end where we sat and stared for quite a while. Every stone block in that stadium would have taken several men to move and it was filled with thousands of them. On either end were nice passageways under the seating that I could easily imagine chariots racing through, or maybe lions and gladiators :)
After another tractor ride back to the bus, and then an hour ride over to the bus terminal, ...
... I've been all these years" I respond. She even dispensed advice on my career, offering "Turn around immediately and go the other way." "What is another way" I ask rhetorically? I love it when Lola gets metaphysical.
Along the way we see the mountains of extreme western Turkey shrink before our eyes, moderating themselves before meeting the Aegean Sea. In Caria and Ionia they begin to resemble the old peaks of western ...
... the area, most were decorated with elaborate designs.
The Temple of Aphrodite itself was approached through one of the best preserved structures on the site, the Monumental Gate or Tetrapylon, named so for the four sets of four columns. It incidentally has been reconstructed almost entirely from the original blocks.
As for the Temple of Aphrodite itself, only 14 of the 40 Ionic columns that surrounded it remain today. Sections of the foundation ...