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Biblical Ephesus

” God seals with His Spirit those who are saved, who have believed in a dead and risen Christ.’’ The City Of Ephesus Ephesus is the most interesting archeological site in Turkey. Once Ephesus was a great commercial center thanks to its harbour. Paul set sail for Macedonia after the …

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History of Ephesus

Ephesus was an ancient Greko-Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor. It was acknowledged among the twelve cities of the Ionian Union during the Classical Greek period. Regarding the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, taking place among the …

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House of Virgin Mary

The shrine of Virgin Mary was Located on the top of the “Bulbul” mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus. It is the place where Virgin Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the …

Ephesus Library

Land of Ephesus

The deep history of Ephesus represents us an intricate scenery with its misty beginnings and endings veiled in myth, along with its later glory, as the Capital of Roman world in Asia. The name “Ephesos” is said to have been derived from the word “Apasas”, meaning a queen bee and …

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Artemis Temple of Ephesus

The first sanctuary for the goddess Artemis is said to have been built around 800 BC. on a marshy area near the river in Ephesus. The Artemis of Ephesus was not the same as the one worshipped in Greece. The Greek Artemis, which the immigrants brought this cult from Greece, …

Tomb of Saint John the Apostle

The Basilica of St. John

The Basilica of St. John was a basilica near Ephesus. It was erected by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the burial chamber of St. John, it is so believed. The lost Church of the Holy apostles was followed as an example in Constantinople. The basilica is …

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Ephesus Distances

As the most important Greko-Roman city, Ephesus has always been the center for commerce and the house for all ethnic groups. Ephesus was an important center for Early Christianity from the AD 50s. It locates on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. The city …

Selcuk castle

Selcuk Castle

The Selcuk castle is situated on a hill to the north of the church. It is a Byzantine structure, repaired during the Aydinogullari Emirate, which displays building techniques of various periods. The perimeter measures nearly 1.5 km. There are fifteen towers and a mosque dating from the 14th Century. The …