Here's an interesting fact I recently learned: Cleopatra was the grandmother of Mary Magdalen. Mary's mother was also called Cleopatra. Funny the things you learn.
I came across a fabulous site from a traveler named Dana. Her site has so much info on Ephesus & the Christian faith and references to the Bible with the Disciples: http://www.timetravelplans.net/bible-study-in-ancient-ephesus/
"Ephesus, a city located on Turkey’s west coast in the Izmir Province, was once a Greek city and later a major Roman stronghold. The city was well known for the Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Like many other cities in Turkey, Ephesus is rich in Christian history. The Book of Ephesians in the Bible is a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians to strengthen their Christian faith. Apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians from Ephesus, and it’s possible that the Gospel of John was written there as well. Also, Ephesus is one of the seven churches of Asia referenced in the Book of Revelation." Thanks to Dana's site!
|I got this page, thanks to Dana's site.|
|The Great Theatre|
|There are lots of cats in Ephesus. I felt so bad for them. Rialey wanted|
to take them home.
|marble roads for the regular people|
|Mosaic roads for the rich were beside the marble roads|
|Beautiful mosaic roads still can be seen clearly|
|Community toilets and they even had a drain system to carry the stench away.|
|The green building is where they are still excavating and finding new things for us to enjoy from the pages of history.|
|Possible grave of Cleopatra's sister Arsinoe. They say the grave is of a young woman about Arsinoe's age & is royalty.|
|The steps of the Library with little Rialey in the red.|
|The Selcius library is amazing! It only had one floor inside yet it loomed so tall!|
|This is the way we walk to go to the Colosseum|
|Looking up at the ceiling of the Library|
|This is the inside of the Library|
|this is the long walk pass many columns|
|Layla on the steps of the Library|
|Layla taking pictures of the Library|
|Can you imagine what this use to look like in its day?|