pondelok, 7. júna 2010

ONE OF MY HOLIDAY'S DESTINATION





EPHESUS



Androclos, the son of King of Athens-Kodros, was searching a location and established the city of Ephesus in the year of 10 BC.
Later Ephesus was ruled by the Lydian king, Kreisos, in the mid 6BC. The city reached the "Golden Age" and became a good model to the Antic World in culture and art, as well.





In the year of 334 Ephesus was dominated by Persians and was in great prosperity during the times of Alexander the Great.






Ephesus was controlled by the Romans in 190 BC and reached to its height and was notorious for its wealth and luxury between 1-4 AD., especially during the reign of Augustus. The population of Ephesus increased to 225 000, and the city became the capital of the new Asia.






DID YOU KNOW ?



° Did you know that Ancient City of Ephesus was built 4 times in the history and the Ephesus we walk around today is the 3th one?
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° Did you know one of the seven wonders of the antiquityTemple of Artemis is at Ephesus?
° Did you know that the columns of Artemis  Temple was 30 meters high?
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° Did you know Artemis Temple covers an area of 125 meters by 60 meters, as big as a soccer field?
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° Did you know one of the seven wonders  of the world is believed to be rebuilt 7 times?
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° Did you know Ephesus is considered one of the great outdoor museums?*
° Did you know the ancient Romans knew the true shape of the world even back in the 1st century AD? It can be understood from the round shape on which one foot of Emperor Trajan is resting, symbolized his rule of the world.
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° Did you know the facade of Celsus Library has 2 stories but the interior facade has 3 stories because of original architecture?

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° Did you know the Celsus Library in Ephesus was the third largest library with the capacity of 12,000 scrolls after  the Alexandra and Pergamum?

° Did you know one of the early philosophers Heraclitus was born in Ephesus and his famous motto that an individual can and can not step into the same river twice?*
° Did you know the first church dedicated to Virgin Mary is in Ephesus?

° Did you know Ephesus which was once a seaport is now 6 miles away from the sea?

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Did you know one of the Seven Churches (congregation in the first century AD) of Revelation was in Ephesus? (Revelation 2:1-7)

° Did you know  St. Paul the Apostle was born in Tarsus, in southeast of Turkey, gave lecture in the Tyrannus Hall and the synagogue in Ephesus for two years in his third missionary journey?  (Acts 19:8,9)

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° Did you know that The Marble Street is 80
0 meters long and Curetes Street is 1km long?

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° Did you know The Grand Theatre in Ephesus has seating capacity of 24000 and a high of 38meters?




6 komentárov:

  1. I WOULD BE SO HAPPY IF YOU COULD GO TO ATHENS.
    I UNDERSTAND IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND KNOW YOU WOULD
    ENJOY. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE LOVELY PICTURES AND THE HISTORY. ((HUGS)) AND
    GOD BLESS - YOUR FRIEND
    GLORIA

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  2. I'm glad you like it Gloria...I like the history...Sometimes I have a feeling that I was born in the wrong age...

    I'm planning my visit there for the month of September...

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  3. This is a terrific blog, Viera. Great piccys and very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Nice destination... You made a good choice!

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  5. That was highly interesting and very educational. Enjoyed seeing and reading all of it. Yes, Ephesus is one of the 7 churches John was inspired to address in Revelations. Looks like you are in for one awesome vacation there, Viera. Thank you.

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  6. I hope so as well...Have a nice weekend...

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