The Ephesus ruins are one of the best examples of Roman architecture and life that exists.


In antiquity, Ephesus had a long list of rulers, including Ionian Greek, Lydian, Persian, Hellenistic Greek and  Roman - all starting in the early part of the first millennia BC.








Note the Ionian capitals.








Note the Corinthian capitals below.  The Romans used mostly the Corinthian and Composite capitals.


Temple of (Emperor) Hadrian, above and below, was first built in the 2nd century AD.


Library of Celsus, built in 125 AD by Gaius Julius Aquila.






As is typical, the theater is built into the side of a mountain.



Cappadocia:        Ankara        Hattusa        Ozkonak        Uchisar        Yazilikaya
Istanbul:        Around Town        Blue Mosque        Hagia Sophia        Topkapi Palace
South Coast:        Antalya        Aspendos        Myra & Demre        Perge        Xanthos
South West Inland:        Konya        Aphrodisias        Pamukkale        Sagalassos        Sardis
West Coast:   Izmir    Assos    Didyma    Ephesus    Gallipoli    Miletus    Pergamum    Priene    Troy

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