Marble Street

Marble Street
Marble Street

Marble Street was one the main streets of Ephesus City that connects Curetes Street to Arcadiane Street. It was named  for its white marble pavements.

Street starts from Celsus Library and goes on the far entrance of the Great Theatre of Ephesus, was the section of Sacred which leads to the Temple of Artemis.It was mostly used as  religious ceremoniy road  and a pedestrian way.

Marble street was constructed in 1. Centry AD and reconstructed with marble blocks during 5. Centry AD by a rich Ephesus citizen. Its Eastern side was decorated with Corinthian and Ionic columns.Behind columns, there were spaces which used for commercial purposes  and multi-storey dwellings. On the west of Marble Street, there was a  2 meters hight Nero Stoa.

On the western side of street, there is drawings of a female bust with polos, a foot and a heart pierced by an arrow. Drawing have been an advertisement giving directions to “House of Love” at the beginning of the street. This advertisement known as the first advertisement of world.

There had been numerous excavations and restorations on Marble Street.