Ephesus – Exploring Ancient City

Ephesus – Exploring Ancient City

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The ancient city Ephesus is located in Selcuk, a small town 30km away from Kusadasi. The Greek city of Ephesus was famous for its Temple of Artemis, which was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. According to estimates, Ephesus had a population of 33,600 to 56,000 people in the Roman period, making it the third largest city of Roman Asia Minor after Sardis and Alexandria Troas. A legendary city that housed many important names like Cleopatra, Mark Anthony, Augustus, St. Paul, Virgin Mary, John the Apostle… It is visited by over 2 million people each year.

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