Ephesus, Turkey

An amazing place for its history alone, but Turkey has so much more to offer! Did you know that Turkey is arguably the location of the oldest temple in the world? It has been dated to the dawn of human settlements 7,000 BEFORE Stonehenge! I want to get back and continue exploring sooner rather than later!

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The Ancient Greek city of Ephesus was established In 10 BC. Androclos, the son of the Athens-Kodros king, was searching for a location to establish a site. Whom at the time was running from the Dor invasion in Greece. It was predicted by an Apollon oracle that a fish and a boar would show the location of the new settlement. Days later while frying, a fish fell down from the pan, irritating a hiding boar behind the bushes. The feared boar escaped immediately. Androclos followed the boar and established the city of Ephesus.

In 190 BC, the Romans gained control of Ephesus, where the city flourished. In 1-4 AD Ephesus reached its golden years and was know for its wealth and luxury. The population increased to 225,000. The Cayester river became a great trade port, linking Ephesus to the rest of the world.

The prestige of Ephesus grew with the…

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5 Replies to “Ephesus, Turkey”

    1. This stuff fascinates me! My Turkish language skills are non-existent (I’ll have to work on that!) so I don’t remember the name of the place but it is in southeastern Turkey. It dates to a time before man domesticated animals or even crops when we were still largely nomadic hunter/gatherers! Mind-boggling.

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