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An engraved foot in stone points the way to this peristyle house that was used as a brothel. It is thought that a passageway once existed from the library next door, allowing patrons a secret entrance to the bordello.
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"ancient city of ephesus"
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"our tour guide"
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In Las Vegas cards are passed out everywhere along the strip. In Ancient days they carved marks along the street to point the way. Here just past the library was a foot etched in the stone to point the way to the brothel across from...More

Thank Jotum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The footprint is said to have guided the sailors to the brothel in town, run by a woman who build a number of buildings for the citizens.

Thank teenasan3
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The same thing that drives up today is the same as 2000 yrs ago. A little unexpected though on a tour but this is real life and its a wonder how well it is preserved.

Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

There was a brothel in Ephesus apparently, like there was in Pompeii. However, the sign that people are referring to as the 'advertising sign in the pavement' is just a very small carving in a stone on the pathway within Ephesus - it isn't even...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Above each doorway is a fresco painting depicting what "service" the woman inside was offering. Wow, amazing.

Thank JohnandJaneS
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Opposite the library is the Brothel or the Love House. Husbands used to tell their wives that they want to go the library, and then they turn there. It was official, and only a marble stone shows the direction to there.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

interesting to see that the customers at this brothel could select their desired "entertainment" from pictures drawn on the walls. This might have been the very first Graphical User Interface!!!

Thank illini33
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

just a stone visit here during visit ephesus. 1 minute is Enough no more Not amazing thing to rank in T.A

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Like the "Latrine" this is just another part of Ephesus, and really doesn't need a separate entry on Trip Advisor. It's interesting historically since it's near the main entry of the harbor and advertises to visitors where they can find the "houses of pleasure"

Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is a tour stop to show the sign and to tell the story this points to a brothel. That is about it. It could be mythology, but the subject is appealing for tourists.

Thank MAJ_Dave44
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