The library of Celsus. One of our group had been to Ephesus 25 years ago and noted that at the time only the top story was visible. They have made some progress.
Across the square, and more or less next to the toilets and another bath house, was The Brothel.
The Romans did like their pleasure!
Next to the library were these archways, built by Mazaeus and dedicated to Augustus...always a good move to kiss up to the Emperor.
My Latin is a little weak but this inscription basically says something about Divine Augustus, Imperator Caesar....Pontifex Maximus and Twelve times consul.....
Mazaeus gets his own name in prominently on the bottom.
Just another shot of the brothel area.....you can tell I would have made a great Roman!
Through the gates onto what was called Marble Street.
There was some sort of promenade on the right leading to the Amphitheater. The main agora was on the other side as we are getting down towards the harbor area.
And the main agora to the left. The area would have been like a flea market with lots of semi-permanent structures put up for merchants.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.
-- George Carlin