Wednesday, September 14, 2016

TURKEY - Ephesus

"Located within what was once the estuary of the River Kaystros, Ephesus comprises successive Hellenistic and Roman settlements founded on new locations, which followed the coastline as it retreated westward. Excavations have revealed grand monuments of the Roman Imperial period including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Little remains of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World,” which drew pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean. Since the 5th century, the House of the Virgin Mary, a domed cruciform chapel seven kilometres from Ephesus, became a major place of Christian pilgrimage. The Ancient City of Ephesus is an outstanding example of a Roman port city, with sea channel and harbour basin." -

Postcard 1: Aerial View of Ephesus

Thank you so much Genie of Belgium for remembering me during your trip to Turkey!
How sweet of you to send me this postcard...
Hope you enjoyed your holidays!

Postcard 2: The House of the Virgin Mary

Got this postcard 2 years ago... When the site still wasn't part of the UNESCO list.
Thank you so much Bahadir of Ankara, Turkey for sending my wish card!
"I wish you can visit Efes and see the House of the Virgin Mary one day", he wrote...

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