When examining the facade of the library of Celsus (by the way, do not confuse it with Celsus, these are completely different scientists), a little deception awaits you. If you look closely at the photo, you will see four statues, they are not real, they are copies, and the originals are kept in one of the museums in Austria, they were taken out back in 1910.
Another place in Ephesus, popular with tourists, is the amphitheater, which is also quite well preserved.
Like the library, it was built during the reign of the Roman Empire. It was the largest amphitheater in the Roman province of Asia, with Ephesus as its capital. It is designed for 25,000 people, it is twice as large as the amphitheater in Hieropolis ( Pamukkale ) and three times more than the amphitheater of the city of the World .
The construction of the theater took place in three stages, as can be clearly seen in the photo. New floors were added as the city grew. Also there is a small theater, which is smaller in size and played a secondary role.
Another interesting place is the sanctuary erected by Emperor Hadrian. The building was decorated with statues of the emperors of Rome, but to what exactly God it was dedicated, while it's hard to say exactly, this is still disputes.
The emperors of Rome, of course, were very fond of saying that their births lead from the gods. For example, Caesar claimed that his genus Julius is derived from the goddess Venus. But they were never deified, as did the Egyptian pharaohs, who became gods during their lifetime, and who demanded worship after death.
In the photo is clearly visible ornament with a statue, which is very similar to the jellyfish Gorgon. Who exactly is depicted here, to the end is not clear. At the entrance to this building were four statues of the emperors of Rome, but now they are not, only pedestals remained.
In addition to the above-mentioned buildings, on the territory there are ruins of a brothel, a marble-paved shopping area, which in ancient times was called Agora and the main street of the city, which you can see in the photo below.
The ancient city of Ephesus is very convenient to see if you come to the coast of the Aegean Sea, to such resorts as Marmaris, Kusadasi or Bodrum. Unfortunately, from Antalya or other resorts of the Mediterranean Sea to go to Ephesus is far enough and expensive, you have to leave early in the morning, and come back you have already been at night, it is worth several times to think.
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