Ancient Brothel Advertisement in Ephesus, Turkey - Encircle Photos

6 Ancient Brothel Advertisement in Ephesus, Turkey

Watch for this slab at the end of Marble Street. The etchings are an ancient advertisement for the world’s oldest profession. Arriving sailors eagerly understood the symbols. Perhaps you need a translation. If you want love (heart top left) of a woman (lower right), turn left (left foot) at the intersection (cross above foot). This short-term affection will cost you (purse lower right). This slab helped archeologists uncover the ruins of the nearby brothel. They also discovered a tunnel between the Library of Celsus and the brothel. This was presumably a discrete way to get into and out of the house of pleasure. The ruins of the brothel are partially seen in the previous photo.


Efes Harabeleri, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey


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