Best rated vacation places to see in Ephesus? See the Pollio Fountain: According to the Latin and Greek inscriptions, this building was built as a “Mausoleum” for C. Sextilius Pollio by his stepson, in the area allocated by the city administration. Thus, the person who built the Basilica and Marnas Aqueducts and dedicated them to the emperor and the city was honored on behalf of the city. There is also a small pool inside. The water of this pool comes from the wall of the Agora. On the bench in the pool was the Polyphemos sculpture group, which is exhibited today in the Ephesus Museum. Find many more information on https://www.bestephesustours.com/private-ephesus-tours-from-port-of-kusadasi.html.
Just one lonely column (topped by a stork’s nest) is all that remains of the Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Excavations carried out by archaeologist JT Wood here showed that the site was originally occupied by a stone platform on which the cult image of the goddess stood, while underneath were rooms where votive offerings were presented. The renowned gigantic marble temple of Seven Wonders fame was built in the 6th century BCE and boasted a staggering 127 columns. Although destroyed by fire and other disasters across the centuries, it was twice restored and rebuilt before finally falling into a state of complete dilapidation in the Byzantine era, when its stones began being used as a quarry for building material. The most famous major Byzantine monument that reused Temple of Artemis stone was the Hagia Sophia, where some of the temple’s columns and marble slabs can still be seen.
Endless struggles between humans and gods were depicted. The roles were performed by wearing masks with different expressions instead of facial expressions. Over time, these performances took shape and formed the contemporary theater of today. Here comes the story of the laughing and crying masks of the theatre. The entrance fee to the Ephesus Ancient City also includes the theatre, the same goes for visiting hours. The temple was built by P. Quintilius in honor of the visit of the emperor Hadrianus and is estimated to have been finished before 138. The inscribed pedestals in front of the temple were built between 293-305 AC. On the door lintel in front of it, the foundation legend of Ephesus City is displayed with reliefs. Bronze statues of the Roman Emperors Diocletian, Constantius, Maximian and I. Theodosius were erected in 300 AC. There is a statue of Emperor Hadrian in the cella.
This citadel-like basilica once occupied the whole breadth of the hill it sits on and was ranked with the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now the Aya Sofya) as one of the Byzantine Empire’s largest churches. According to tradition, the grave of St. John is under the church. Originally, a mausoleum with a domed roof borne on four columns was built over the grave, but the Emperor Justinian replaced this simple monument with a three-aisled basilica on a Latin-cross plan boasting six domed roofs. Including the narthex at the western end and the arcaded courtyard, the basilica was 130 meters long and 40 meters wide. After the Seljuks captured Ephesus in 1130, the church was converted into a mosque and later served as a bazaar until it was finally destroyed by an earthquake. Although only partially restored, the basilica ruins that remain give a good idea of the awesome size of the original building.
Turkey is full of wonders but undoubtedly Ephesus Ancient City Tour is one of the best attraction for tourists. Ephesus known as the capital of Rome in Asia Minor, an important transit point on route of merchant ships. Thus become an issue of battles along the history. Ephesus tours from kusadasi port is also mostly preferred as a biblical sightseeing for guests into Christian history. Ephesus Ancient City was the final home of Virgin Mary and St John. It is known as where St. John wrote the Gospel of John; the letters John I, John II and John III. The letter written in Ecumenical Council held in Ephesus (AD 431) stated that ‘the city of Ephesus as where the John and Mary lived’. Also Ephesus known as the city where St. Paul lived almost 3 years for missionary works. Best Ephesus Tours is fully knowledgeable and experienced with Private Ephesus Tours for the guests interested in Christianity history also. Discover extra information at best Ephesus tours.