Thursday, October 1, 2015

"First inhabitants at Ephesus - 9,000 years ago" - Turkish Daily News

One of my favorite places to take tourists on their trip through Turkey is the ancient city of Ephesus. I was blessed to be able to visit there 25 times, 23 of them taking tourists who were being led by a Turkish guide.

On the walls of homes built more than 2,000 years ago, one can photograph images painted on bedroom walls by artists with exquisite taste.

Now, new excavations on one of the older sites of Ephesus yields a fascinating discovery. The amulets discovered may have been made 9,000 years ago, or very early in human history. These findings will be presented at professional archaeological bodies next May  - June.

Archaeologists believe that Ephesus occupied four different sites during its long history.

Ephesus is important for many reasons. For Christians, it is the city in Asia Minor to which one of the key books of the New Testament was addressed. Later, perhaps 40-50 years after Paul visited there, Jesus Christ told the Apostle John that the believers had lost their "first love". For historians, this ancient site reveals much about Greco-Roman culture, government and history.

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