Top 10 Fun Facts about Ephesus by Archaeologous

Getting ready for your vacation in Turkey? Already have your private day tours, licensed guides, and transportation planned out? If not, Archaeologous can help plan, and assist you even before you get here.

It's always good to know a little about where you are going and Ephesus is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It is included in almost every tour in Turkey and especially the port of Kusadasi private tours. So we thought we'd give you a head start, learn some of the top 10 interesting things about Ephesus before your vacation so you can impress your traveling mates.

~~Did you know before the rich people used the stone toilets, that were arranged side by side with no partition between them, that their slaves sat and 'heated' the  toilet stone for their masters?

~~Did you know one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Temple of Artemis, is at Ephesus and that it was 4 x's as large as the Parthenon in Athens?

~~Did you know one of the best presents we've ever heard about? The Celsius Library in Ephesus was the third largest library in the ancient world after Alexandria, Egypt and Pergamon, Turkey. It had a capacity of 12,000 scrolls and was given as a present to Cleopatra from Marc Anthony?

~~Did you know Ephesus is considered the greatest outdoor museums of Turkey and yet it is only 25% excavated?

~~Did you know that the famous motto of "an individual can and can "not" step into the same river twice", was from one of the early philosophers Heraclitus who was born in Ephesus?

~~Did you know the ancient Romans knew the true shape of the world even back in the 1st century AD?How, Look under the foot of Emperor Trajan. It is resting on a round shape to symbolize his rule of the world.

~~Did you know the facade of Celsius Library has 2 stories but the interior facade has 3 stories because of original architecture?

~~Did you know the first advertisement in antiquity, was to show which way to the brothel? You will see this outside the library.

~~You used to be able to walk from the ancient port to the theatre past a column and shop line marble road for almost a mile.

~~Did you know The Grand Theatre in Ephesus has seating capacity of 25,000 and a height of 38 meters?

That will give you something to whet your appetite to make sure you add Ephesus to your vacation in Turkey. 

Toilets at epheus Archaeological Site seen on private day tour by
Celcius Library, 3rd largest in ancient world. Seen on day tour with