Ephesus ancient greece map. It played a great role in the ancient times with its strategic location. It is believed that the evangelist st. The ancient city of ephesus turkish. The library of celsus ephesus most famous landmark.
John had spent his last years in the region around ephesus and buried in the southern slope of ayosolug hill. The new temple was the pride of ephesus until 356 bc. Paul began his first visit to ephesus where we ended ours at the theater. Hellas was a civilization belonging to a period of greek history from the greek dark ages of the 12th9th centuries bc to the end of antiquity c.
Choose from these three free options to listen to rick steves greece turkey audio tours of athens and ephesus. Its the easiest and best experience if you have an iphone ipad ipod touch or android. He would have landed at the ancient port of ephesus and walked the mile or so east toward the city along arcadian street facing the theater. Ephesus was founded as an attic ionian colony in the 10th century bc on a hill now known as the ayasuluk hill three kilometers 19 miles from the centre of ancient ephesus as attested by excavations at the seljuk castle during the 1990s.
A young ephesian named herostratus who would stop at nothing to have his name go down in history set fire to the wooden roof of the building. It is considered by most historians to be the foundational culture of western civilization. A city of the roman province of asia near the mouth of the cayster river 3 miles from the western coast of asia minor and opposite the island of samos.