I have a post up on Romance Bandits today that has info and a couple of pictures of the Library of Celsius in Ephesus. (Just click on the title of this post to check it out.)
Yes, those are pictures I took during our recent tour of Turkey and since I promised to post more, here are a couple more of Ephesus:
This is the amphitheater. During the height of the Roman city (Ephesus was originally founded by the Greeks) it held 80,000 people! Yes, you read that right. The city had over 250,000 inhabitants in 135 A.D.
And no, St. Paul never preached in this theater. He was scheduled to, but decided that would not be a politically wise move, and fled the city instead. However Sting once performed here in the 1990s!
This is an elaborate fountain.
The Romans who lived in Ephesus were big on fountains and this is one of several on the main thoroughfare of the city.
I *think* this one is dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian (the guy who built the wall between England and Scotland in 110 AD) but I might be wrong. But I know for sure it is not the one dedicated to Trajan, because I have another picture of that one and it is more squared. I liked the arch on this one.
That's it for now. I've been trying for an hour to upload more but my computer hates me today.