Home of Diana's temple, one of the wonders of the ancient world
One of the most important ancient sites of Western Asia Minor founded in the Archaic Period but where latest excavations have found Mycenaean pottery, it is located in the borders of the administrative district (borough) of Selçuk. The cities of Lycos in particular were exporting their textile products to the ancient world through the Ephesus harbor.
An ancient city three km from the town of Selcuk south of Izmir. During both the Hellenistic and Roman periods Ephesus was the most important port and cultural centre of the eastern world. The remains of the city are still spellbinding tod ay. The magnificent temples, public buildings, vil- las and streets ot Ephesus have been excavated and restored by the Austrian Archaeological Institute, and it requires little effort to imagine the cily as it was in its heyday.
an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity
a Greek city in the Roman province of Asia, modern-day Turkey; a battle was fought at Ephesus in 499 BCE during the Persian Wars; the city of Ephesus boasted a beautiful Temple of Artemis
Ephesus (Greek: , ), was one of the great cities of the Ionian Greeks in Asia Minor, located in Lydia where the Cayster River (KÃ¼Ã§Ã¼k Menderes) flows into the Aegean Sea (in modern day Turkey). It was founded by colonists principally from Athens. The ruins of Ephesus are favourite domestic and international tourism attractions, due to easy accessibility via Ä°zmir ADB airport and via the port of KuÅŸadasÄ±.