A Travellerspoint blog

Ephesus Museum

Ephesus and Selçuk


View Teaching and Travelling Abroad on 3Traveller's travel map.

At the north exit of Ephesus we savoured the air conditioning in the shop for a bit before leaving and taking a bus from the carpark back to Selçuk.

The first thing we did in Selçuk was head to Ephesus Museum, which was excellent. It not only holds treasures from Ephesus, but from the historic sites of Selçuk as well. Highlights included a bust of Socrates (4th cent. AD) and a magnificent statue of Artemis (2nd cent. AD),

a603bdc0-495d-11e9-a428-7f91f2398a85.JPGDSC_0671.JPG

the gold and silver coins of the Ayasuluk Hoard (15th cent. AD),

DSC_0600.JPGDSC_0601.JPG

a bronze statue of Eros on the back of a dolphin (2nd cent. BC) and some Bronze Age swords and axe-heads,

ec208090-495d-11e9-a059-771c63f6ba43.JPGa507aa80-495d-11e9-86f4-3de02435f435.JPGDSC_0630.JPG

bone spoons from the Hellenistic or Roman periods and some amber beads and pendants,

ebf9beb0-495d-11e9-a428-7f91f2398a85.JPGDSC_0653.JPG

a curled-up bronze snake from the 1st century AD, an exquisite gold statuette of an un-named goddess (630 - 640 BC) and some gold-leaved diadems (1st-3rd cent. BC).

DSC_0585.JPGDSC_0666.JPGDSC_0635.JPG

Before we went out for dinner, at our hotel reception we arranged a trip for the next day. Ideally I would have loved to do this trip independently; to get a local bus to Pamukkale, spend the night there, look around the twin sites of Heiropolis & Pamukkale the next day and then get a bus back to Selçuk the following morning. But unfortunately we only had one day free, not three, and public transport looked very awkwardly placed for day trips. Oh well, at least we'd get lunch thrown in, and I was still incredibly excited to see the white calcite descending pools of Pamukkale and the historic site of Heiropolis, even if I knew we wouldn't get as much time there as I'd ideally like.

Like the evening before, we ate dinner at an outdoor table next to the aqueduct (at a different restaurant, though). The food was lovely and throughout the meal it was fun to watch the storks in their nests above. We also ended up cat-watching - lots of cats and kittens stalked around the tables and walls, hoping for scraps.

IMG_0403.JPGDSC_0690.JPG275ccf80-4961-11e9-bd8f-272efa5f11d0.JPG

Posted by 3Traveller 01:45 Archived in Turkey Tagged turkey museum dave ephesus storks selcuk

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint