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11 Curetes Street in Ephesus, Turkey

This third major road is Curetes Street. The word means priest. They led religious processions along this route to the Temple of Artemis. Curetes Street began about 2,200 years ago during the Hellenistic period and was enhanced by the Romans. The marble stones concealed an elaborate drainage system. If you notice the mismatched columns, you have a keen eye. After a 4th century earthquake, repairs were made using columns from around the city. Curetes Street starts at the Library of Celsus (background). There are plenty of ancient treasures awaiting you along this .6 mile walk.

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Efes Harabeleri, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey

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