For a look at how the rich lived in Ephesus, all you need do is visit one of several terrace houses that have been undergoing excavation and restoration since 1960. Two are complete, and others are undergoing active restoration.
These structures are quite impressive, with peristyle courtyards and grand arched ceilings.
A translucent structure protects the terrace house below as it undergoes restoration.
Inside these terrace houses you’ll find artifacts, such as pottery.
Bu the most fascinating details are found on the fresco-covered walls and intricate mosaic-tiled floors.
Wednesday I’ll present a closer look at some really outstanding examples of the mosaic floors in these terrace homes.