As we came into Kusadai
greeted by this clean modern waterfront.
boarded a bus that took us to Euphesus.
The first picture is of the Arcadian Way lead from the harbor to the
center of town.
The second shows the groves worn in the marble pavement by the wheels
of the heavily laden carts. The deepest groves were on the
steepest parts of the road since most of the wear was from wheels
slipping when their brakes were applied.
The next was what amounted to an advertisement. It announced
the sailors coming into town that there were beautiful ladies
ahead. A barely visible arrow points off to the left and the
dotted heart shaped figure told them that their heart will be very
The last in this set is a mosaic sidewalk in front of some of the shops
along the road.
Library of Celsus and some details of the carvings on it.
Sculpture waiting to be
its original location.
Ancient walls through
Turkey would often have this sort of damage at the joints.
guide told us that the original builders had used lead bars pounded
into slots carved into adjacent stones to join them. This
had been "mined" by later residents resulting in the damage.
I asked our guide about
inscription since it was obviously in Greek and another
He said the other was
and that a scholar had come to Euphesus recently specifically to study
This was a side road not
visitors when we visited.
When you have to "go"
this was what
was available in the city. Not much privacy. It was
both men and women. The robes would help some I
When you finished the channel in front of the "facilities" would allow
you to get a handful of water so that you could clean up a little but
it isn't up to my standards.
Back in Kusadai we found
had all things Turkish for sale. Shopkeepers would try
short of actually dragging you off the street to get you into their
stores. The young lady was working on a rug. She
a piece of wool yarn, knot it around two of the vertical strings, push
it down, and cut it off in a matter of a few seconds. The
she was working on is there on the loom. Actually it is only
the pattern so she mentally reverses it when she is working on the
right hand side of the rug.
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