Pamukkale to Izmir


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May 27th 2012
Published: May 27th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

The House of MaryThe House of MaryThe House of Mary

John brought Mary with him to Ephesus in AD37
We journey to Ephesus, which has the reputation as one of the greatest ruined cities in the western world. It started its existence as a Greek city in 1000BC and in its later history became the Romans' main port on the Aegean. The city played an important role in the spread of Christianity with Paul being a visitor and it is said that the Virgin Mary spent her last days nearby.

The highlights of the visit were the walk down the Arcadian Way with the magnificant Library of Celsus as its focal point. At the end of the walk is the impressive Amphitheatre which overlooks the path to the harbour on the Aegean where it is said Paul arrived after the crucifixion

As well as a visit to the ruined city we went to the House of Mary where according to the Bible St John the Evangelist brought Mary with him to in AD37.


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The Odeon The Odeon
The Odeon

A Roman meeting hall built in AD150
Temple of HadrianTemple of Hadrian
Temple of Hadrian

Built to honour a visit by Hadrian in AD123
Library of CelsusLibrary of Celsus
Library of Celsus

Built in AD 114-117
Head of ArtemisHead of Artemis
Head of Artemis

Found at Ephesus and now at Archeological Museum at Selcuk


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