library of Celsus

The Library of Celsus

History of the Library of Celsus Library of Celsus stands on small square at the intersection of the Marble Way and Street of the Curetes, adjacent to the southern entrance of the Tetragonos Agora. It was built on a site excavated after the demolition of a house to the south. As one of the finest […]

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temple of Artemis

Discovery of the Temple of Artemis

The 19th century was the time of huge rivalries and competitions between the big powers of the world, following the industrial revolution. This competition was mainly between the Great Britain, Germany and France; they were collecting each and every ancient remaining from Anatolia, in order to enrich their collections in their national museums, such as […]

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Temple of Artemis

  The Temple of Artemis History of the Temple and Its Discovery The sixth century BC marks a golden age for Ionia. It was an age where many architectural buildings were constructed that captured the world’s attention. Among them was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, which ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of […]

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Cats of Ephesus stroll through ruins, welcome tourists

Dating back to the third century B.C., the ancient city of Ephesus has hosted numerous civilizations throughout its history. But its newest residents are not people but cats – and there are lots of them. Located in modern-day İzmir on Turkey’s Aegean shores, Ephesus is a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. […]

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Excavations of Ephesus will continue

In 2016, the archeological excavations of Ephesus had been suspended by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, due to the request of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, two months before the end of the excavation season. Excavations, which was led by Ass.Prof. Sabine Ladstatter, in the name of the Austria Institute of Archeology, had […]

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