Ephesus was an important trade center of the ancient world through many successions of empires from the Greek to Roman to Ottoman. This was one of the richest cities in the world for centuries, once famed for the Temple of Artemis – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
This is a photo of Curetes Street, the main pathway leading from the Gates of Hercules to the famed library of Celsus. The wide street, paved with marble, was once lined with shops in ancient times. All that is left now are the crumpling pillars and mosaics that have managed to stand the test of time.
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