Journal entries: Always in italics.
June 29, Kusadasi.
Ashore early. Kusadasi means Island of the Bird. Crops are tobacco (can grow without water), cotton (means there is a well), temporary straw huts are near fields where people live 3-4 month every year to tend crops or cattle. Women are free now. Take any job. Get divorce very easy. Men must have good reason for a divorce--not easy.
Chickens, sheep, few camels, donkeys, horses. Some threshing. Houses in town of Kusadasi were white or creamy stucco or whitewashed--porches. Peasants wore trouser-like pants, head tied up. City people ordinary western dress.
Amazons built first city, then Ionian, 5 cities in all. Began excavation in 1926. Planned to 2006.
Temple of Dianna was here. One of the wonders of the world. Paul preached against idols here. Imprisoned on a hill. Mary spent last 9 yrs. here. Here consul agreed that Mary was Mother of Christ. Fig trees, olive trees. John buried here.
Amber--wax smooth, light weight, "warm", rub & it attracts tissue paper, muted tone when tapped on things. Amber beads.