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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Ruined City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey

The city of Ephesus was built by the Greeks in the 10th Century BC on the Ionian Coast.  The city came under Roman control in 129BC and is famed for its library, amphitheatre and close proximity to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Only one column remains of the great temple, which is shown in the last photo.  Ephesus was religiously important, is mentioned in the Book of Revelations in the Bible and it is believed that the Gospel of John was written there.  The city was destroyed in AD 263 and the ruined remains are now a tourist attraction.




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