Ephesus

Ephesus

One of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the marble streets, public baths and monuments of Ephesus demonstrate the power and vitality of the ancient world. Among the discoveries is the Library of Celsus, built between 110 and 135 AD, which, at its peak, housed between 12,000 and 15,000 scrolls.

Originally Ephesus was established on the Aegean Sea, but time and silt have enlarged the alluvial plain so that the excavations now are nearly six miles from the shore.

PUBLISHED: July 22, 2013