EPHESUS TRIP

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Orasul antic Efes a fost unul dintre principalele motive pentru care am vizitat Kusadasi. Istoria si civilizatiile stravechi sunt preferatele mele cand vine vorba de studiu. Pe vremea romanilor, Efes a fost, pentru mult timp, al doilea oras ca marime din Imperiul Roman si, de asemenea, al doilea cel mai mare oras din lume.

Ruinele ne arata cat de avansata era societatea in acest oras, pentru vremurile acelea . Orasul avea printre altele, vile frumoase, pentru cei bogati, dar si toalete publice si apeducte. Biblioteca lui Celsus (a treia ca marime in lumea antica) e unul dintre simbolurile orasului Efes.

Doar o coloana a mai ramas din Templus lui Artemis, una dintre cele 7 minuni ale lumii. Cateva parti din Templul lui Hadrian sunt foarte bine pastrate.

Teatrul ofera o priveliste spectaculoasa si acustica. In acele vremuri, scenele erau construite in asa fel incat sunetul sa ajunga pana la ultimele locuri din tribuna. (acesta este un teatru mai mic – cel principal are 24.000 de locuri)

Cu siguranta se merita sa vizitati Efesul, dar veti avea nevoie de apa (poate fi cumparata la magazinele de la intrare) si o palarie sau umbrela, ca sa va protejeze de soare daca veti calatori vara. In august, cand am vizitat eu orasul, temperaturile erau extrem de ridicate.

The ancient city of Ephesus was one of the main reasons i choose to visit Kusadasi. Ancient history and civilisation is one of my favourite things to study. In the roman period, Ephesus was for a long time the second largest city of the Roman Empire, and also the second largest city in the world.

The ruins tell all about how advanced the society was in the city, for those times. The town had it all from beautiful villas for the rich, to public toilets and aqueducts that collected water. The Library of Celsus (third in size in the ancient world) is one of the most iconic buildings in Ephesus.

Only one column has remained from The Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. But some of the parts from the Temple of Hadrian are well-preserved.

Also, the Theater has a beautiful view and great acoustic. In those times, they were built so that the spectators could hear from the stands the actors on the stage. (this one is the smaller theater – the main one had 24.000 places)

It’s definitely worth a visit to see Ephesus, but be sure to bring water (it can also be purchased at some stores at the entrance) and a hat or umbrella for sun protection if you are traveling in the summer. In august, the time I’ve visited the city, the temperatures were very high.

 

 

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