Items of recent interest (2)

October 6, 2012

Recent news items of interest:

 

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Aphrodisias

July 7, 2011

Easily the best place I visited in Turkey this summer, Aphrodisias is sprawling and full of great sights (even before you get to its excellent museum).

Tetrapylon

 

Theater

 

Temple of Aphrodite

 

Stadium

 

Stadium

 

Sebasteion

 

Bouleuterion


Ephesus

July 4, 2011

Impressive? Sure. But crowded and without much shade…

Crowds

 

Theater

 

South Gate of the agora

 

The bouleuterion or council chambers

 

Nike!

 

The Inscriptions Museum, closed (apparently as usual)

 

Library of Celsus


Didyma

July 4, 2011

Didyma was the site of a temple of Apollo and important oracle in the territory of Miletus.

Temple of Apollo

 

Temple of Apollo

 

Temple of Apollo

 

Some sort of sea monster?

Interior

 

Fallen drums


Miletus

July 2, 2011

Miletus turned out to be one of my favorite sites of the trip: sprawling and full of impressive remains but without all the crowds plaguing Ephesus. There is also a nice little museum nearby. [see also my earlier post on Miletus with (somewhat less impressive) photos taken with my phone]

Roman Theater

Remains of the Harbor Monument

Baths of Faustina

Frigidarium

Caldarium

Archaic kouros

Sphinx


Assos

June 29, 2011

Assos was a Greek city founded in the 8th century BCE.

Approaching Assos

Aristotle lived here for a few years and now his statue greets visitors

The temple of Athena on the acropolis

The Turkish flag flies over the acropolis

View of the island of Lesbos from the acropolis of Assos

The theater at Assos

Rain on the Aegean