Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ephesus ancient city meets sea again

Ephesus used to have a harbor on the Aegean coast. The city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River. Currently, the city's distance is six kilometer to the sea. However, the new project will bring the harbour again. DHA photo

The ancient city of Ephesus, one of the premier tourist sites in Turkeyreadies to have a harbor on the Aegean coast again. Ephesus used to have a harbor on the Aegean coast, İzmir Culture and Tourism Provincial Director Abdülaziz Ediz recently told Anatolian news agency. The city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes). Ediz said they had been working to realize a project called "Ephesus Reunion with the Sea" with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, as well as the Transportation, Maritime Affairs and

via http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ephesus-ancient-city-meets-sea-again.aspx?pageID=238&nID=28358&NewsCatID=375