"Ephesus, Turkry" Ephesus by lashr1999
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Ephesus is considered to be one of the greatest outdoor museums in Turkey due to the variety of structures that have been excavated and remain intact. An ancient story tell how the city of Ephesus was founded. The son of the King of Athens, Androklos was looking for a site to build a new settlement. He consulted the Oracle of Apollo who said the new site would be indicated by a fish and a boar. One day when cooking a fish he caught, the fish jumped out of the pan and then the surrounding bush caught fire. Out jumped a boar which Androklos killed. Androklos took this as a sign to build his settlement here. His descendants ruled for 400 years. Ephesus over the centuries was ruled by the Lydians, Persians, Romans and the Goths.
The Gates of Hercules are located at the beginning of Curetes Street. There are two centrally located columns that... more travel advice
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