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232/365 - Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus (Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος, Ephesos; Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom.[2] Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths.


Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation.[3] The Gospel of John may have been written here.[4] 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.


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Taken on July 11, 2011