Ephesus

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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

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.

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.

 

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The secret symbol marking the city as Christian.

The secret symbol marking the city as Christian.

The kids did amazingly well. Chad is out!

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

Mr Russell reading about the riot from Acts. You could about hear the yelling as he read the story

Mosaics they uncovered. Whenever I see amazing work like this I imagine the day the archeologists discovered it. They must have been so excited.

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.

Ramon was happy when he could climb the rocks.

Getting tired of it

Snack time!

Snack time!

Lots of headless statues. They used to build a statue and the head fell off they replaced it with a head of someone else they liked. They were thrifty that way.

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.

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Roman road

Roman road

The library in Ephesus

The library in Ephesus

A head!

A head!

From inside the library

From inside the library

Lots and lots of pillars

Lots and lots of pillars

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Next field trip is Pergamum.

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6 thoughts on “Ephesus

  1. Irma says:

    Thank you so much for all the pictures! The buildings are so beautiful. Are you still enjoying it?

  2. EJ says:

    ah! the surviving detail is exquisite. It would be lovely if we had that design today but to think it was made 2,000 years ago . . .phenomenal!!

  3. Lydia Kaufman says:

    I was impressed also with the intricacy of designs of so long ago! The mosaic was awesome! Thanks for blogging about your trip, Very interesting! Lydia

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