The ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey will be connected to the sea after 2.5 thousand years

Ancient city of Ephesus to reunite with Aegean after 2,500 years

— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) December 25, 2021

The Turkish authorities decided to return the historical traditional appearance of the ancient ancient city of Ephesus, located in the modern province of Izmir. About 2500 years ago it was a port city, but due to landslides, earthquakes and shallowing of the harbor, it is now 9-10 kilometers from the water.

A new two-stage landscape reconstruction project will help connect Ephesus with the sea after more than two millennia. According to the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, the first stage of the project includes the reconstruction of the harbor, the construction of a new canal, as well as the creation of a system of piers and breakwaters.

The second stage of the project is the reconstruction of the historical territory from the Izmir-Kusadasi highway to the port of Ephesus.

According to officials, the restoration of the historical appearance of the ancient city will help attract more tourists and Christian pilgrims who come to Ephesus to visit the Church of Mary and other significant places.

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