is one of the best-preserved ancient
cities in the world with a history dating back
the 12 C BC. It was an important trade and religious center. During
the Roman period its population reached approx. 250,000.
One of the seven wonders of the world, Temple
of Artemis was in Ephesus. It is also the site of
one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.
St. Paul lived and preached for about 2 years
it is estimated that between 15-20% of
the city has been excavated. Some of the highlights are the Odeon,
Celsus Library, Great Theater, Commercial Agora, Terrace Houses,
Blue Marble Street, Scholistica baths and Brothel.