Sunday Special – Ephesus, Turkey

A city beyond old, Ephesus was built around the 10th century BCE. It has seen much through the various ages including Bronze, Archaic, Hellenistic, Classical, Roman and Ottoman. Located in the Izmir province of Turkey it is close to the city of Selcuk. It was a main port in centuries past and was a key player Roman and Byzantine eras. Once it was under Ottoman rule in was eventually abandoned in the the 15th century CE.

Today it is a plethora of historical ruins. It is the location of the Temple of Artmeis, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Serapis, Basilica of St John, the Terrace House, the Scolasticia Baths and much much more.

Celsus Library, Ephesus. Photo credit: Taken and owned by Vwpolonia75 (Jens K. Muller) via Wikimedia Commons
Terrace Houses, Ephesus – Photo credit: Taken and owned by Rita124 via Wikimedia Commons

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