A shrine echoes from ancient Turkey to hilly Vermont

I just ran across this article in the Boston Globe, and thought it of interest –

(in Jamaica, VT) … It was so familiar, so out of context. The last time I gazed at this silhouette I was standing on a mountain in Turkey, not far from the ancient city of Ephesus.

Meryem Ana Evi, the House of the Virgin, is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary and is a sacred pilgrimage site for Christians and Muslims. Here was its mirror image, replicated stone for stone, on this verdant hillside.


here is a web site with images – http://catholicplaces.org/epheus.htm


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