Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MightyReek
N 37° 56.604 E 027° 20.482
35S E 529994 N 4199590
Ephesus was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire's capital.
Waymark Code: WM9MH9
Location: Türkiye
Date Posted: 09/04/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 47

Ephesus (Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire's capital.Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the second largest city in the world.

The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. The town was again partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Republic 509 B.C. - 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: 20 TL (aprox 10€)

Opening days/times:
8.00am – 18.30 Summer, 08.00 – 16.30 Winter

Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed

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