Part 3: Ephesus - Agora And The Theatre
Here's what's left of the agora. Once a bustling commercial area in its prime now lay in ruins with the still and quiet columns standing witness to history and time.
The center for business, politics and trade. I could still imagine how busy and crowded it would have been back then. People doing business, selling, playing board games etc. Now, only the silent columns remain.
Part of the main walkway.
The Christian symbol carved on a marble tile. In Greek it is spelled as IXOYE = Iesous Christos, Theou Uios, Soter. Used to identify or acknowledge the presence of Christians.
While exploring the agora, the trumpets blasted and we were treated to a show.
Entrance of Marc Anthony and Cleopatra.
Royalty must be entertained.
I love their footwear.
I waved back.
The Theatre - "this is where St. Paul preached against the pagans." (Source here.)
When I saw these letters, I wondered who carved them on this marble? Who was he? He might be long gone, but his letters are still here - witnessed by many who luckily strolled through Ephesus.