Month: April 2012

The Hercules Gate

On the street running downwards from the Memmius Monument stands a monumental gate thought to be built in the 5th century. Only two lintels of the gate have been …

Seljuks

The Seljuks were, after the Ottomans, the most important Turkish dynasty in history. Their civilisation lives on in the monuments which they have left behind. Coming from central Asia …

The Isa Bey Baths

The baths are one of the earliest examples of the Turkish period existing today in the district of Selçuk. An inscription on display in the Museum of Ephesus is …

The Walls and Kariye Museum

Ever wider breaches for new highways make a walk atop the four-mile-long crumbling walls increasingly problematic, but it is possible to drive alongside their entire five-mile length. Badly shaken …

Temple of Hadrian

The most attractive edifice on the Curetes Street is the temple dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian. The Emperor came to Ephesus several times. And at one of these times …

The Prytaneum

This is the building at the west end of the Odeum and of which a part of the thick columns have been reerected. The Prytaneum was the edifice where …