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Ephesus (pron.: /ˈɛfəsəs/;[1] Greek: Ἔφεσος Ephesos; Turkish: Efes) was cruise ship ephesus tours an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of ephesus excursions  the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which served to make  ephesus full day tour it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world.

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Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul) is the largest city in istanbul 2 day tour  Turkey, constituting the country’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population istanbul cappadocia tour  of 13.9 million, the city forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe[d] and is among the largest cities in the world by population within city limits. istanbul city sightseeing tour

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The city’s importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes). ephesus shore excursions Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. ephesus tours The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils, (see Council of Ephesus). It is also the site of a large gladiators’ graveyard. ephesus tours from istanbul

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The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC),  ephesus full day tour one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. ephesus shore excursions  Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Following the Edict of Thessalonica from emperor Theodosius I, the temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. ephesus shore tours

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Ephesus was founded as an Attic-Ionian colony in the 10th century BC on the Ayasuluk Hill, three kilometers from the center of ancient Ephesus  kusadasi cruise port excursions  (as attested by excavations at the Seljuk castle during the 1990s).  izmir kusadasi airport transfers  The mythical founder of the city was a prince of Athens named Androklos, who had to leave his country after the death of his father, King Kadros. Kusadasi Day Trips

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Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. ephesus tours The Gospel of John may have been written here. ephesus tours from istanbul The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils, (see Council of Ephesus). ephesus tours from izmir

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The town was partially destroyed by an ephesus shore excursions earthquake in 614 AD. The city’s importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor ephesus shore tours  was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes). ephesus shore excursions

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This article is about the ancient city in Anatolia. For the town in the southern United States, see Ephesus, Georgia. For homonyms of the Turkish word Efes, cruise ship ephesus tours see Efes (disambiguation).Ephesus  cruise ship shore excursions (pron.: /ˈɛfəsəs/; Greek: Ἔφεσος Ephesos; Turkish: Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. daily ephesus tour

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Later in the same century, the Lydians under Croesus invaded Persia. ephesus shore excursions  The Ionians refused a peace offer from Cyrus the Great, siding with the Lydians instead. After the Persians defeated Croesus, ephesus day tour  the Ionians offered to make peace but Cyrus insisted that they surrender and become part of the empire. They were defeated by the Persian army commander Harpagos in 547 BC. The Persians then incorporated the Greek cities of Asia Minor into the Achaemenid Empire. Those cities were then ruled by satraps. ephesus full day tour

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About 650 BC, Ephesus was attacked by the Cimmerians who razed the city, ephesus tours from istanbul   including the temple of Artemis. After the Cimmerians had been driven away, the city was ruled by a series of tyrants. After a revolt by the people,  ephesus shore tours  Ephesus was ruled by a council called the Kuretes. The city prospered again, producing a number of important historical figures such as the elegiac poet Callinus  and the iambic poet Hipponax, the philosopher Heraclitus, the great painter Parrhasius and later the grammarian Zenodotos and physicians Soranus and Rufus. half day ephesus tour

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