Ephesus: the Church of the Virgin Mary…

One of the first things we saw on arriving at Efes, after walking past some impressive bits of the old city walls and gates, and a gymnasium once housing baths, exercise fields, toilets and a swimming pool, was the Church of the Virgin Mary, apparently also called the Double Church. Next to it were also the remains of a bishop’s palace. It began as a museum, a Hall of the Muses, and was a place for lectures, debates and teaching. After being destroyed by a fire, it was rebuilt as a church in the 4th century.

Ephesus continued: Harbour Road

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