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Author: Banu Akin
Being a guide in Ephesus
Being a guide in Ephesus is probably one of the most interesting jobs which does not repeat itself. Most of my guests ask me if I am ever bored of explaining the same thing every day, and my answer is a big NO.

First of all, you always meet someone new from somewhere around the world. Plus (and the most important), excavations in Ephesus has been giving us new and fresh information periodically.
Ephesus is still a big mystery for me, and what we think we know can change anytime. Today we can only see %15 of that big city and guess where the rest %85 is? Around the actual site, underneath the road that we drive to reach Ephesus, buried at a garden of a local house near the town? Last month I was at a seminar with Ms Sabina, the director of Austrian Archeology Studies in Ephesus.
We climbed up the hill where the ancient theater is located at its slope, and she showed us their new finding: The house of the governor of Asia Province. Up on this hill one can see the whole delta and the sea, with a breath-taking view. This was so exciting..

So even as a guide, what you think you know may change with one piece of a pottery that would change the history.

PS: Last year, a piece of a pottery found near Ephesus changed all our information about the foundation of the city. That little piece of a pottery is dated to 6000 - 6200 BC which is displayed at the local museum now..

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