The Marble Street was the main street of the city, connecting the Magnesian Gate (south) with Korressos Gate (north). The south side of the street led to the Temple of Artemis.

It was constructed in the 1st century AD and its left side was adorned with marble sculptures along its 4 km length. A woman, a heart and a left foot had been drawn on the pavement of the street. This is considered to be one of the oldest advertisements as the message of the pictures addressed to the sailors who were shown the directions to the Brothel by it.

The Marble Street had been damaged several times and it was rebuilt in the 5th century AD.

 

The Marble Street of ancient Ephesus

Marble Street - Ephesus