Anatolia is a region that has hosted many civilizations. Very valuable works are located here. The most important information about the history of humanity has been reached after the researches made here. These studies are still continuing and new information about the past is obtained every day. In this article, we will give information about the Ephesus Ancient City, which is one of these precious works.
There are many artifacts belonging to the ancient Greek and Roman Empires in İzmir, which is everywhere in the Aegean region of Turkey. The most popular of these is the Ancient City of Ephesus. It is a building that you can place at the top of your list of places to visit in Izmir.
The History Of Ephesus
Let’s take a closer look at the history of Ephesus. Its foundation dates back to the Neolithic Age 6000 BC. It was built in the 10th century BC by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists to replace the former capital of Arzawa.
Ephesus was one of the twelve cities of Ionia during the Classical Greek period. The city flourished after falling under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC.
Ephesus, which was included in the World Heritage Tentative List by UNESCO in 1994, was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2015.
The Ancient City of Ephesus is famous for the nearby Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Among many other monumental structures is the Library of Celsus and a theater that can hold 25,000 spectators. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia mentioned in the Book of Revelation The Gospel of John may have been written here.
Ephesus is located in the Selçuk district of İzmir. Check out our list of “Places to visit in Izmir” to learn about other popular places besides this historical building.