The Cave of St. Paul

Around 1900, the cave in the foothills of Mount Bülbül at a height of 100 m. to the North of the Temple of Serapeion was found by O. Benndorf. The cave of St. Paul was made by being roughly carved into the bedrock; producing an approximately 15m. long aisle and a slightly larger chamber. Today […]

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The Baths of the Varius (Scolastika)

On the northern side of Kuretes Street are the Baths of Varius, one of Ephesus’s largest bath houses. It was constructed in the 1st centruy A.D. and was discovered during excavation conducted in 1926. It is stands on a city block between Academia Street and Bath Street. In this box complex near Kuretes Street, there […]

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The Baths of Isabey

There were four baths in the city of Ayasuluk, today called Seljuk, dating from the rule over the city by the Aydınoğulları Emirs and the Early Ottomans (1350-1450). The fact that baths were frequently constructed and were elaborate, exhibiting the characteristics of their periods indicate these bath were erected during the golden age of the […]

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The Arkadiane (Harbour Street)

This marble Street that extends from the theatre to the harbor is 11 meters wide and 528 meter long (equal to 1.800 foot or 3 stadion). This Street was an importance structure of the city, as from the Early Roman Period many kings, emperors, council from other cities and merchants coming by sea to Ephesus […]

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Houses on the Slope (Terrace Houses)

These were the houses of the wealthy of Ephesus, established on terraces on the slope of Mount Bülbül. They were built in peristle, adjacent to each other, of approximately the same size, each consisting of two flats, on three terraces. Some of these houses covered an area of 900-950 m². The construction of these houses […]

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Curetes Street

This is one of the main streets Ephesus, 210m. long, that connects the Magnesia Gate to the Koresos Gate. This sacred path, earlier known as the Cortege Path of Artemis, had religious importance and it continued its existence contrary to hippodamic system of the Hellenistic-Roman city. There is a 20m. difference in height between the […]

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History of Ephesus

The History of Ephesus Ephesus is within the borders of Selcuk County in the Province of Izmir and was one of the most famous cities of antiquity. It was founded on the shore of the bay into which the river Cayster (Kucuk Menderes) drains and on the adjacent hillside of Mount Pion (Panayir Dagi). The […]

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