Tours Kusadasi

Tours Kusadasi 1100 A.D.: A troop of Crusaders stops at a muddy little village in Asia Minor. Their leader looks around. Confused he dismounts. This place is not what he expected. He read in the ancient texts that this was a large seaport with many ships docked in its bay. It isn’t. The sea is almost three miles away. The village is located in a swamp. There are no ships to be seen. The leader accosts a nearby man. İstanbul shore excursion

 

“It was called that once. Now it is named Ayasalouk.” “Well, where is your bay? Where are the trading ships? And where is the magnificent Greek temple that we have heard about?” Now it is the man’s turn to be confused. “Temple? What temple, Sir? We have no temple here…”

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And so 800 years after its destruction, the magnificent Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, had been completely forgotten by the people of the town that had once held it in such pride. Private Ephesus Tours

And there is no doubt that the temple was indeed magnificent. “I have seen the walls and Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon,” wrote Philon of Byzantium, “the statue of Olympian Zeus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the mighty work of the high Pyramids and the tomb of Mausolus. But when I saw the temple at Ephesus rising to the clouds, all these other wonders were put in the shade.” Tours Kusadasi