National Geographic : 1920 Jan
Photograph from Mary Mills Patrick AYASOULOUK, THE VILLAGE THAT STANDS WHERE PROUD EPHESUS ONCE RAISED ITS MARBLEBUILDINGS. THE POOL OFWATER IN THE RIGHT FOREGROUND COVERS THE SITE OF THE TEMPLE OF DIANA, ONE OFTHE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD "How are the mighty fallen!" is the favorite expression of the tourist to Anatolia. Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian-all once great-where arethey now? Geography in Asia Minor has long waged war against permanency. There is no great navigable river carrying traders orsoldiers into the interior. The central plateau has few approaches and a far different climate from the coastal plains. But thelocomotive, themotor truck, and the airplane will soon open up Anatolia in a totally new way, binding it to the world commercially, politically, and geographically, asthe historic bridge-land between East and West.