Mancats on lookout duty.
Our next visit was to Ephesus in Turkey. St. Paul wrote his letter to the Ephesians here, and it is also believed that St. John wrote his gospel here.
These were shops. The mosaic pavement outside would originally have been covered.
* The Magnesian Gate.
We went into the Terrace Houses which have not long been open for viewing. The walls were all lined with marble which was broken into millions of pieces during the great earthquake. Archeologists are trying to put them back together panel by panel like an immense jigsaw puzzle.
Wall paintings in one of the rooms of a terrace house.
All the rooms had paintings on the walls.
A mosaic centrepiece on the floor.
The Library of Celsus stands at the end of the main street.
The Odeon (theatre) which was used for public meetings and plays but not fights.
*I am hoping that I have the names right but we saw so many ancient sights that it is hard to remember all of them.