near Selçuk, Turkey. . It was lined with shops which were selling goods that would be interested to those going to and from the port. It is not by accident that Ephesus became a major center key in the spread of Christianity as it was a major cultural center in the Roman Empire. When the port filled in with silt, the city declined rapidly. This underscores the importance of key transportation nodes to the very survival of an urban areas.The image is located at: http://www.ephesus.us/ephesus/arcadianstreet.htm. This site also has a further description of the street and Ephesus.)
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