Hellenistic, Roman and Bzyantine Periods... (Greek, Roman and Turkish)
Ephesus, yes as in the Ephesians in the New Testament, is a massive archeological site. We walked downhill more than a mile through the enter. We saw two massive theaters.one seating 4000 and the other seating 24'000 (eat your heart out Troy). Evidently it seated 10% of the city's population. Impressive!
The Agora or main administrative part of the city was massive, as was the hospital. How do they know it was a hospital? There's a caduceus on the corner of the building.
And...they've only excavated 20% of the site!!!
Gotta be the public toilet. No, they did not believe in privacy. Btw, they used slaves to keep the seats warm In the Winter. Talk about a bummer of a job!
And the monumental gates. One dedicated to Herucles. With the lion he killed a one of his labors. And loving the Ionian columns.
And the Roman mosaics, with their natural stones. If you were a shopkeeper and didn't keep it clean, you had to pay more taxes.
Next stop? The carpet factory. Wish I had the $400 for a tiny silk one. Sheesh! More about silk carpets later.