Ephesus ancient city was built in the 10th century BC by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists to replace the former capital of Arzawa (a former ancient state) and was one of the twelve cities of Ionia during the classical Greek period. The city is known around the world for its stunning ancient structures and it is a sacred place for Christianity and Muslims too.
The Temple of Artemis which is
one of the world’s 7 wonders was raised in Ephesus even if it collapse and was
harmed 3 times, rebuilt around 550 BC. The Library of Celsus built by
Gaius Julius Aquila in the 110s A.D. as s monument for his father and designed
with acanthus leaves, scrolls, and fasces emblems is the second great
attraction of Ephesus. The House of the Virgin Mary believed that she spend the
last days of her life here, and since 1967, after the visit of Pope Paul
VI, services are held every year on the 15th day of August.
It can be said that Ephesus is an
ancient exhibition that has 9000 years of historical treasures such as Seven
Sleepers cave, İsa Bey Mosque, the temples Hadrian, Serapis, Mary, Agora,
theatre, and else...