Nesting on the western show of contemporary Turkey, near small resort Kusadasi, the once influential trading and spiritual place of Ephesus was regarded as the most important and largest centers of the old Mediterranean world, and is regarded as the best preserved places of antiquity in Asia Minor.
History of Ephesus City
All through the times, the city was dominated by different empires which take account of Romans, Ionians, Lydians as well as Persians. On the other hand, it managed to keep it liberty with a self-governing system. Ephesus city reached its pinnacle and was infamous for its prosperity between 1 and 4 AD during the time of Augustus, he was one of the most known leader of ancient Ephesus and eventually become the important place of New Asia. By means of economics of an altering world and a bothersome silting harbour, this big and crowded city became the old days of romance, a religious and cultural memory, gradually fading as the time goes by. In spite of, this city has kept one of the best reconstructed cities of the ancient world.
The wonderful city of Ephesus was incredibly inexpensively and has good trade and business going on. This is also the basis why the city was named the main and important city of New Asia. On the other hand, the progress of the trade and industry was begun to slow down after for a moment.
Below are some of the Facts Regarding the Ancient City of Ephesus.
- Place of a Wonder: Artemis Temple, regarded as the seven wonders of the ancient world was located in this city.
- Library: In Ephesus city, there are noticeable relics of a library devoted to Tiberus Julious Celsus Polemeanus which housed 12,000 to 15,000 scrolls.
- Dimension: The Ephesus city was a coastal place with a populace of ¼ million. The city was regarded as the second biggest place of the Romanian Empire.
- Antiquity: The city was discovered between 1500 and 1000 B.C.
- Restoration: The city was shattered and cracked by a strong earthquake in 17 AD and then developed and extended by Tiberius.
- Religious: The city was a significant enough place for previous Christianity; this is also the place where in the 3rd ecumenical council conducted in 431 AD.
- Cosmopolitan: A finest place for Christians and Pagans, this city contained the usual trappings of Greek and Roman cities that take account of Odeon, theatre, public toilets, state agora as well as huge monument to the leaders and emperors.
- St. Paul: The city was the place of St. Paul ministry for 3 years
- Today: The place is now called Selcuk, in Izmir district near Kusadasi - Turkey.
Ephesus City Today
At this point, Ephesus is one of the most visited tourist destination all over the world. Main route being Istanbul to Ephesus, this is not only because of the many historical site because of the relation to Christ Church, and breathtaking monuments, but also due to the reason that lots of guests want to know the rich culture and history of the place. Many people stated that this place is very holy and sacred as you can find various religious sites in this place which include the Church of Virgin Mary. Yearly there are lots of Christians all over the world visit this site to pray and worship Virgin Mary and her Son as well.
Ephesus Opening hours
Ancient Ephesus City Ruins are open daily from to (local time). Visiting is easy, all you need to do is browse Ephesus tours and book with reliable and professional tour agency.