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Ephesus Tours Excursions

Ephesus Tours Excursions The agora on the southern part of the Basilica is the State Agora, and was built in the Roman Period in the first century B.C. This agora was used not for commerce but for business, it played an important role as a meeting place for the governmental discussions. During the excavations in the northeast corner of the Agora were found a great number of graves from the 7th-6th centuries B.C and a stone-paved road, and a archaic sarcophagus of terra cotta. From this it is understood that in the archaic period this part of the Agora was used as the necropolis of Ephesus. There is a water reservoir at the corner of the Agora, which played an important role in Ephesus. Its water was brought to the city through the Pollio Aqueduct, the remains of the Pollio Aqueduct can be seen 5 kilometers away, along the Selçuk-Aydin highwayEphesus Tours Excursions

 

Gallipoli, Anzac Cove - Anzac Day 2007, People taking souvenir photoThe agora is 160×73 meters, with stoas on three sides and a temple in the center, dating from the 1st century A.D The temple was dedicated to Isis, surrounded by ten columns on the long side and 6 on the short side. It was collapsed during the reign of Augustus and was not re-built again, as Emperor Augustus’ dislike of anything Egyptian. On the facade of the Temple, there were group of statues describing the legend of Odysseus and Polyphemos which are now displayed in the Ephesus Museum. Ephesus Tours Excursions

 

Ephesus Half Day Tours

Ephesus Half Day Tours In addition to his Gospel, St. Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles. Luke was 84 years old when the wicked idolaters tortured him for the sake of Christ and hanged him from an olive tree in the town of Thebes, in Boethia. He was the patron of the medical profession. He was reported to be a fine painter and is also patron of artists, painters, sculptors, craft workers and lacemakers. Ephesus Half Day Toursefeshhh

 

His symbol was the bull, the third symbolical beast mentioned by Ezekiel (1:10), which is a symbol of Christ’s sacrificial and priestly office, as pointed out by St. Irenaeus. In Ephesus, there was a circular structure which was described as the grave of St Luke because of the bull carved into the door. Ephesus Half Day Tours

 

 

 

 

Ephesus Tours Turkey

Ephesus Tours Turkey The excavations of the Austrian Archaeological Institute, which continue to this day, began in 1895 under Otto Benndorf. He received permission to excavate from the Ottoman Sultan, and brought up a good part of Ephesus in the course of his research. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic, the government transferred everything to state ownership. The Austrian excavations kept on except for the two war world wars, and have continued uninterupted since 1954. Ephesus Tours Turkeyephesus-kusadasi-turkey

 

Since 1954, excavations and restorations have been carried out not only by the Austrian Institute, but also by the archaeologists of the Ephesus Museum. In their intensive work since 1954, they have uncovered and restored important structures. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism accelerated this cooperative work in 1979 through its program “Selcuk-Ephesus Excavations, Restorations, and Systematization of its Environs.” Ephesus Tours Turkey

 

 

Ephesus Tours From İstanbul

Ephesus Tours From İstanbul During archaeological excavations in Ephesus the bronze lancet was found. It is well known that lancet was a useful tool used in bloodletting. Also surgeon’s drills, needles, spatulas, curettes, hooks etc for surgeries and mortars, pestles etc for mixing medicines have been found in Ephesus and all these medical tools can be seen in Ephesus Museum in Selcuk. In ruins of Ephesus there is a universal symbol of medicine “caduceus”.

Great effort is being devoted to excavating this almost 5000-year-old site, and to uncovering the history of the ages through its ruins. Ephesus Tours From İstanbul

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The British engineer J. T. Wood directed the first archaeological investigations from 1869 onward, under the auspices of the British Museum, D. G. Hogarth continued the excavations, and Wood’s quest for the Temple of Artemis, from 1904 onward. Ephesus Tours From İstanbul