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Ephesus City Management

Ephesus City Management

Ephesus City Management Administration of Ephesus City How was the administration of the ancient city of Ephesus? How did the rulers of the city of Ephesus make decisions, and who made the decisions? What were the administrative buildings in the city of Ephesus called in antiquity? Did these people working for the city of Ephesus […]

Temple of Artemis in Ephesus

Temple of Artemis

Temple of Artemis in Ephesus Some structures in the ancient world were so fascinating and impressive that famous travelers of the ancient world agreed that these man-made structures should be seen. One of them is the Temple of Artemis in the ancient city of Ephesus. What made the temple of Artemis so special? On the […]

Love House in Ephesus – Brothel of Ephesus

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Love House, Brothel in Ephesus Next to Latrina, the house with figured mosaic floors has long been known as the Love House. It got this name because of the architrave found here with the inscription “Paidiskeion” (Growing Home or Love House). Actually, the inscribed piece was used here for the second time. This proves the existence of such […]

Ephesus Prytaneion

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Was St. Paul in Ephesus Prytaneion? During the riot in Ephesus Paul’s Asiarch friends sent a message to Paul begging him not to enter the theater (Acts 19:31). It is interesting that Paul was acquainted with the social and governmental elite of the city, who also knew where he was staying. The acoustics of the […]

Ephesus Council – Biblical Ephesus

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Ephesus Council in Ephesus Ancient City It was gathered in the church of Virgin Mary in Ephesus in 431 because of the controversial teachings of the Patriarch of Istanbul Nestorius. Patriarch Cyril of Alexandria accused Nestorius of heresy and appealed to Pope Celestine I. The Pope agreed, authorizing Cyril to inform Nestorius that he should […]

Ephesus Museum, Archaeological Museum

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Ephesus Museum in Selcuk Turkey Ephesus museum is 3 km from the ancient city of Ephesus. It is located in the town of Selcuk, where Ephesus is located. It is one of the most important museums in Turkey with its cultural activities and visitor capacity, as well as important artifacts from the Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, […]

Hercules Gate Ephesus Turkey

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Hercules Gate in Ephesus Ancient City Hercules Gate locates on the east corner of Curetes Street and as a monumental gate in the Late Antique period, it was constructed from reused materials. This gate takes its name from the reliefs of Hercules on its two doorposts. Even though these reliefs were sculptured in the 2nd […]

Terrace Houses in Ephesus City

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Terrace Houses Terrace Houses were the luxury apartment building of people who were propertied class in Ephesus, established on terraces on the slopes of Mount Bulbul. The houses were built in the peristyle, adjacent to each other, each consisting of two flats. Some of these houses date to the 1st century B.C. from the finds […]