July 26, 2013 by travelingsole
We did a field trip to Ephesus last week. It was amazing to see such a huge amount of ruins majorly intact. The libraries entire front wall is standing. There is a Roman Bath, the theatre that seated 24,000 where the Apostle Paul was when a riot started Acts 19:21-end of chapter)
I won’t bore you with details and hopefully the pictures aren’t too boring. It’s one of those places where it’s much better to actually be there. If you ever make it to Turkey I would strongly suggest trying to get to Ephesus at some point. It’s got a lot of history and it’s beautiful. It’s hot so bring shades or a hat and sunscreen and lots and lots of water.
Take a guide. Everything is much more interesting
If you have children take a stroller. It’s great for kids and lots of extra baggage that you just don’t want to haul around.
The secret symbol marking the city as Christian.
The kids did amazingly well. Chad is out!
Mr Russell reading about the riot from Acts. You could about hear the yelling as he read the story
Mosaics floors they uncovered. Whenever I see amazing work like this I imagine the day the archeologists discovered it. They must have been so excited.
Ramon was happy when he could climb the rocks.
Lots of headless statues. They used to build a statue and when the head fell off they replaced it with a head of someone else they liked. They were thrifty that way.
The library in Ephesus
From inside the library
Lots and lots of pillars
Next field trip is Pergamum.