Ephesus, Miletus & Didim – Turkey (2009)
WWhenever I think of ancient Greek temples and ruins I picture them to be located in Greece. Never did it cross my mind that in those days the country borders where different than today. A good example of this is the ancient Greek city of Ephesus on the coast of Ionia. Which is located 3km southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. Yet this city is better known for The Library of Celsus which is an ancient Roman building… crazy hey!?!?
The same goes for the cities of Miletus and Didim which are located close by in the same area as Ephesus. The 3 ancient cities are located within a 100km radius of each other. And they all share a similar overlapping history of different rulers & architecture occupying the same area of this interesting landscape.
I really should have studied archaeology and history when I was younger as trips and excursions like this really interest me. Think I might be suffering from a delayed Indiana Jones complex :-p
- Camera BodyCanon 500D
- Camera LensCanon EF-S 18-55mm
- City / TownEphesus
- Date Taken2009/10/27