Ephesus, Turkey

“Ephesus was at its peak during the 1st and 2nd century AD. It was a major Roman city second in importance and size only to Rome. Ephesus has been estimated to be about 400,000 inhabitants in the year 100 AD, making it the largest city in Roman Asia.

… St. Paul who lived in Ephesus for three years (in the AD 50s) There is a tradition that St. John settled here with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and also wrote his gospel here. ”

http://wikitravel.org/en/Ephesus

 

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Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, Turkey

“The Temple of Artemis … was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis … One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401 AD.[1]

… Today the site of the temple, which lies just outside Selçuk, is marked by a single column constructed of dissociated fragments discovered on the site.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Artemis

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