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The Archaelogical Excavations

The first excavations in the ancient city of Ephesus started in 1869. British Railway Engineer J.Wood began searching the Artemis temple with great enthusiasm while he was working for Istanbul to Bagdat railway construction project. There was a station located at Ayasuluk...

The Foundation Of Ephesus

The earliest clues, indicating to the existence of Ephesus are found from the 14th century Hittite documents. They were mentioning the kingdom of Ahavia and the city of Apasas around the Miletus region which is very close to Ephesus. Apasas sounds very much like Ephesus. We...

Alexander The Great

After he pushed the Persians out of Greece, he came to Anatolia through Dardenelles with a strong army. He had 30,000 infantries and 5,000 cavalry. On the other side Ionian strap (regional governor) of Persia, Spithridates set out his army of 40,000 infantries and 20,000 cavalry....

The House Of Virgin Mary

At the end of the road from the Magnesia Gate to the Bulbul mountain ( Mt. Koressos) you will come across the House of Virgin Mary. According to the records of the Christian Council, Virgin Mary lived in this house until she died at the age of 64. It is widely believed that she...

About Ephesus

According to tradition, Efes (Ephesus), one of the most important cities of antiquity, was founded by Androclos, although it has been established that the Lelegians and Carians inhabited the place earlier. The city must have been colonized no later than the 10th century B.C., by...