We've spent the past four days in Ephesus and Bodrum on the southwestern Turkish Aegean coast.
Here I am in Ephesus putting the Ball of Whacks in its rightful "classical" position atop a pedestal. [Yes, I can be a goofy tourist.]
Alas, there was no mention of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus in the Ephesus Museum (he lived in Ephesus circa 550-480 BC). But Heraclitus probably looked like the guy on the right (with his girlfriend on the left).
At the Temple of Apollo in Didyma. Medusa, who turned others to stone when they gazed at her, is herself set in stone. She is quite impressive in person (about 1.5 meters high).
Inside the Oracular Area of the Temple of Apollo (Didyma). Wendy and stretch out in front of an altar decorated with a pair of griffins. [The griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. In antiquity, the griffin was a symbol of divine power -- in this case Apollo.]