Make a Successful Holiday Experience with About Ephesus

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Make a Successful Holiday Experience with About Ephesus Ephesus is an amazing ancient city which was established by Greeks and enlarged by Romans. During it’s history city was an important metropolitan of ancient world. Beside being an important ancient settlement, Ephesus is also most visited ancient city of Modern Turkish Republic. From all over the world people come Ephesus to feel breeze of history.

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Ancient City of Ephesus Ruins Ephesus founded by Athens as a colony in the 10th century BC. When it was first founded, people dedicated city to Goddes Artemis who is known as maiden huntress goddes of Greek culture.  Artemis is more than this in Ephesus as Ephesus is not only a Greek setlement but also it was an Anatolian setlement. Artemis was goddes of Fertility, goddes of giving birth shortly; Artemis was the Mother Goddess of Ephesus who controlls every single inch of city. During the Classical Greek era Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it was given to the Roman Republic by Greek King Attalos III in 133 BCE.

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Around Ephesus The Ephesus Museum is a rich and important museum for Ephesian and Anatolian archeology with artifacts from digs at Ephesus, The Basilica of St. John, Temple of Artemis, the Belevi Mausoleum and the other local ruins. Including artifacts from the Mycenian, Archaic and Turkish periods as well, the majority are from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine periods. Ephesus Museum

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Temple of Artemis The Temple of Artemis was located on the southwest of Ayasuluk hill where Selcuk Castle located on. It was considered to be one of the Seven Wonder of the World by ancient writers. Today on Ephesus tours  you can can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age , entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns’ capitals and shafts.

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Temple of Artemis House of Virgin Mary According to Christian belief Virgin Mary may have spent her last days in this house which was erected on the slope of the Bulbul Mountain. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity. Before Jesus was crucified Apostle John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus by the, because Jesus entrust her to John’s care (John 19:26-27) and St. John wanted to spread Cristianty in Ephesus whose people were believing goddess Artemis. However Virgin Mary preferred a remote place arouns Ephesus rather than living in center where people were beliving paganism as her son died on the way of God.

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The Basilica of St. John According to the historian Eusebios , St. John returned to Ephesus with Mary after being banished from Jerusalem between 37 and 42 A.D. He continued to write the Bible after a period he died here at Ephesus. Following his will, he was buried in the southern foothills of Ayasuluk Hill.

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The Cave of Seven Sleepers According to the written accounts, this the place where seven young man came to after running away from the city because of the persecution of Christians during the reign of Emperor Decius . They distributed all their goods to the poor and found a cave to pray. The emperor Decius, convinced that they would never favour paganism, had the cave sealed. And after falling asleep, they woke up 300 years later during the reign of Emperor Theodosius II. When these seven man woke up after paasage 300 years Christianty had become the official religion of Rome. The landowner, to use as a yard for his animals, opened the mouth of the cave and found the Seven Sleepers inside.

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About Tours or About Ephesus Tours is the  leading  Private Ephesus Tours and Shore Excursions service provider since 2005 and is a registered business with licence from Kusadasi Chamber of commerce and The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB license number: 8969) as well as ASTA and IATA. We are one of the leading travel services provider for inbound tours for Turkey. Our company may be young but, our service the partners and we have rich tourism business experience, strive to give the best quality service to our guests for the best Turkey Experience… About Ephesus Explore with our experience

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