Wood, John T.
Discoveries at Ephesus: including the site and remains of the Great Temple of Diana — London, 1877

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CONTINUANCE OF 110A'AS.

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CHAPTER I.

1869-70.

Excavations Resumed at Peribolus Wall—Groves of Diana—Snakes, &c.—
Lack of Workmen—Ganger—Bas-relief—Peribolus Wall—Roman Build-
ings and Mosaic Pavement—Accident—A Lady-Inspector of Works—
Happy Result of Accident—Welcome Visitors—Another Roman Building
—Augusteum—Change of Ganger—Exorbitant Demands of Landowners
—Discovery of the Temple of Aitemis—Ill-health—Trial Holes—Strike
—Edrise, the Cavass—Difficulties with Bakal—Frosts—Coloured Marble
—Storks—Deluge—Illuminated MS. — Greek Superstition — Site of
Temple—Fatal Accident — Bible References — Religious Services at
Ephesus—Earthquakes —Compensation to Landowners—Close of Season
—Voluntary Services.

Tin: discovery of the peribolus wall sufficed, as I had
hoped, to induce the Trustees of the British Museum to
continue the excavations ; and having recruited my health
for a fresh campaign, we returned to Smyrna towards the
end of September.

I soon got a small gang of men together to begin
with, and the excavations were resumed a few days after
our arrival. I continued opening up the peribolus wall,
and at the same rime sank a great number of trial holes
over the whole area which at that time was defined as
being within the sacred precinct. As theground inclined
Upward from the walls, the holes (Ai^ varied from 1 2 to

Excava-
tions re-
sumed at

peribolus
wall.
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