Mosaics of Ephesus

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I was looking for these cool mosaics as soon as we entered the grounds of Ephesus. What I didn’t know was that these well preserved mosaics were actually in a museum and you have to pay to get in.

Well, we were already here so we decided to pay US$7 to get inside.

It was worth it.

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These mosaic and structures were all part of a group of old Roman villas built in 2nd century AD. They were abandoned and then became squatters. Funny, how a group of people didn’t know they were sleeping on priceless relics.

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Look how lavish these old Roman villas used to be. Detailed floor tiling and sweeping columns

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They also had indoor plumbing in those days 2nd century AD- who knew?

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Detailed wall work

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Walls usually decorated with plants and flowers

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Quack quack. Must taken a long time to assemble this jigsaw floor puzzle

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High sweeping celing

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Tiles drying

 

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3 thoughts on “Mosaics of Ephesus

  1. Frida says:

    Wow, that is so magical, both in the “its beautiful” sense and the “can you believe people have actually lived and gone about their daily business there”. Its just time that separates us, and what is time anyway?

    • Kate says:

      I know! Exactly, when you step into this space – it still feels like it would still ‘fit’ in and yet not. I look at them and wonder what sort of stories do they tell? What history have they left behind? It really makes you wonder.

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