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Mount Koressos (Bülbül Daği)   Arcadian Way to the ancient harbour Selcuk >
Panorama from the Ephesus Great Theatre, Turkey at My Favourite Planet
< Odeion   < Kuretus Street   < Celsus Library   < Lower Agora
Aghia Maria Church >   Stadium >
 
Panoramic view westward from the Great Theatre of Ephesus.
 
Gallery contents

62 pages of photos and information about Ephesus Archaeological Site.

See also alphabetical index of monuments and people below.
 

Saint Luke's Grave and the Upper City of Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Upper City and
"Saint Luke's Grave"

The upper entrance to the Ephesus Archaeological Site at My Favourite Planet

upper entrance to
archaeological site
Ephesus
Archaeological Site


Open every day

Summer (April-October)
08:30 - 19:00

Winter (November-March)
08:00 - 17:00

Admission charge: 30 TL

For opening times and
ticket prices for other
other sights and sites in
Ephesus and Selcuk, see
page 4: Sightseeing.
 
The Upper State Agora, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Upper "State" Agora
The Inscriptions Museum, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Inscriptions Museum
 
The Basilica Stoa, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Basilica Stoa
The Upper Gymnasium, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Upper Gymnasium
The Bouleuterion or Odeion, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Bouleuterion / Odeion
 
The Temenos, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

"Temenos"
The Prytaneion, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Prytaneion
Hermes reliefs on the Clivus Sacer, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

"Clivus Sacer"
 
Domitian Square, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Domitian Square
The Memnius Monument, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Memmius Monument
Relief of winged Nike, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Nike relief
 
The Herakles Gate, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Herakles Gate
Kuretes Street, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

Kuretes Street
The Fountain of Trajan, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Fountain of Trajan
 
The Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Temple of Hadrian
The Baths of Scholastikia or Baths of Varius, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Baths of Scholastikia
or Baths of Varius
Hadrian's Gate, Kuretes Street, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Hadrian's Gate
 
The Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Library of Celsus
The Gate of Mazeus and Mithridates, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Mazeus & Mithridates
Gate
The Lower (Commercial) Agora, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Lower Agora
 
Museum for the Visually Impaired in the Lower Agora, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Museum for the
Visually Impaired
The Great Theatre, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The Great Theatre
The Arcadian Way, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The Arcadian Way
 
Aghia Maria (Church of the Virgin), Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Aghia Maria
(Church of the Virgin)
The Stadium and Vedius Gymnasium, Ephesus, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The Stadium and
Vedius Gymnasium
Tracheia Hill, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

"Tracheia"
For photos and information about the Temple of Artemis,
see Selçuk gallery 1, pages 3-4.
photos and articles:
© David John
See also:

Selçuk

the nearby town

Selçuk
galleries index
 
Selcuk photo gallery 1 - town of Selcuk, Turkey

Selçuk gallery 1
around town
 
Selcuk photo gallery 2 - Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Turkey

Selçuk gallery 2
Ephesus Museum
 
Selcuk photo gallery 3 - Serbian folk dancers in Selcuk, Turkey

Selçuk gallery 3
Serbian dancers
visit Selçuk
 
A defensive tower on Mount Koressos, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

A defensive tower on the peak at the western end of Mount Koressos (Bülbüldağ,
Nightingale Mountain), on the south side of the city of Ephesus. Fortification walls
were built along the top of the mountain during the Hellenistic period. At the time
the foot of this hill was on the coast, overlooking the city's ancient harbour.

Below, to the right of the solar panels, are the ruins of an ancient wall and buildings.
The entrance to a cave on Mount Koressos, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

A man-made entrance to a cave or tunnel high on Mount Koressos,
above the road between Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary.

A local told me that the network of caves had been explored by archaeologists,
who discovered 25 km of tunnels through the mountain, and that they have not yet
discovered an end to them. Perhaps they were part of the city's water supply system.

See also a cave or vault on the east slope of Mount Pion on gallery page 2.
 
 
 
 
 
Ephesus
gallery
Alphabetical index of gallery contents

* = outside Ephesus Archaeological Site
Buildings and monuments

Aghia Maria (Church of the Virgin)

Agora, Lower (Commerial or Tetragonos Agora)

Agora, Upper (State Agora)

"Alytarch's Stoa", Kuretes Street

Androklos relief, "Temple of Hadrian"

Arcadian Way (Arkadiane, Harbour Street)

Basilica Stoa, Upper Agora

Bouleuterion / Odeion, Upper Agora

"Byzantine Plalace" *

"Clivus Sacer" (Sacred Way)

Domitian Fountain (Pollio Fountain)

Domitian Square

Entrance to archaeological site, lower

Entrance to archaeological site, upper

Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Selçuk, see Selçuk gallery 2

"Fountain", water tank of the Marnas Aqueduct

"gameboards",
see gallery pages 5,   17   and   Selçuk gallery 1, page 11

Gymnasium, East, Upper City *

Gymnasium, Upper, Upper Agora

"Hadrian's Gate"

Harbour

Hellenistic Gate, Upper Agora

"Herakles Gate", Kuretes Street

Hermes reliefs, "Clivus Sacer"

"House of the Virgin Mary" *

Hydreion, Domitian Square

Hydrekdocheion (Water Palace), Upper Agora

Inscriptions Museum, Upper Agora

Kuretes Street (also referred to as the Embolos or Plateia)

Library of Celsus

"Luke's Grave", Upper City *

Magnesian Gate, Upper City *

Mazeus and Mithridates Gate, Lower Agora

Memmius Monument, Domitian Square

Museum for the Visually Impaired, Lower Agora

Nike relief, Domitian Square

Pollio Monument (Pollio Fountain), Domitian Square

Prytaneion, Upper Agora

"sarcophagus park", exhibition of sarcophagi, Arcadian Way

"Scholastikia Baths" or "Varius Baths", Kuretes Street

Seven Sleepers Cave *

Stadium *

"Temenos" (Sanctuary), Upper Agora

Temple of Artemis, see Selçuk gallery 1, pages 3-4

Temple of Domitian (Temple of the Sebastoi)

"Temple of Hadrian", Kuretes Street

Temple on the Upper Agora

Terrace Houses

Theatre (the Great Theatre)

"Tracheia" *

Trajan Fountain (Nymphaeum of Trajan), Kuretes Street

Upper City *

"Varius Baths" or "Scholastikia Baths", Kuretes Street

Vedius Gymnasium *
  People   (historical and mythical)

Alexander a doctor from Ephesus

Amazons,
gallery pages 22,   23,   56,   62  and  Selçuk gallery 1, page 4

Androklos, legendary founder of Ephesus

Antinous, favourite of Emperor Hadrian

Arcadius, Roman emperor

Aphrodite

Artemis Ephesia, patron goddess of Ephesus,
see gallery pages 11,   25   and   Selçuk gallery 2, page 1

Attis

Aristion, Tiberius Claudius,
see gallery pages 18,   30   and   Selçuk gallery 2, page 4

Vedius (Publius Vedius Antoninus), see gallery page 61

Augustus, Roman emperor

Bassus, Gaius Laecanius, proconsul

Bellerephon and Pegasus

Celsus (Tiberius Iulius Celsus Polemaeanus)

Claudius, Roman emperor

Damianus, Titus Flavius (Damianus of Ephesus),
see gallery pages 2,   25,   61   and   Selçuk gallery 1, page 4

Dionysus

Domitian, Roman emperor

Frontinus, P. Calvisius Ruso Julius, proconsul

Hadrian, Roman emperor

Hekate

Helios

Hermes

Herakles, see gallery pages 16,   22,   25   and   43

Hestia

Innocens, Servaeus, proconsul

Isis

Justinian I, Byzantine emperor

Kaystros (Cayster), local river god

Kleo (Cleo), muse     mosaic

Laterane, Iulia Lydia, wife of Tiberius Claudius Aristion,
see gallery page 18   and   Selçuk gallery 2, page 4

Mazeus and Mithridates, freed slaves

Lucius Verus, Roman emperor

Lysimachus, Macedonian king

Mary, Virgin, mother of Jesus Christ

Medusa, the Gorgon, see gallery pages 20,   21,   31

Memmius, Gaius

Montius, L. Caelius, proconsul

Nero, Roman emperor

Nike

Pollio, Gaius Sextilius

Scholastikia

Stephanos, proconsul, see Selçuk gallery 2, page 8

Theodosius I, Byzantine emperor

Theodosius II, Byzantine emperor

Theodosius the Elder, father of Emperor Theodosius I

Trajan, Roman emperor

Tyche

Varius, Publius Quintilius Valens,
see "Temple of Hadrian",   "Varius Baths"

Polmaeanus, Tiberius Julius Aquila (son of Celsus)

Polmaeanus, Tiberius Iulius Celsus (Celsus)

Phaedrina, Vedia, wife of Damianus of Ephesus,
see gallery pages 2,   61  and  Selçuk gallery 1, page 4
 
Plan of the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, Ephesus at My Favourite Planet

A plan of the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, Ephesus by Fr. Miltner.

Source: Josef Keil, XII. Vorläufiger Bericht über die Ausgrabungen in Ephesos, Jahreshefte des
Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes in Wien
, Band 23, 1926, Beiblatt, columns 247-300. At academia.edu.
Photos and articles and map: © David John

Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis

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Some of the information and photos in this guide to Ephesus
originally appeared in 2004 on davidjohnberlin.de.
 
 
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photo essays about Turkey:

Istanbul Essentials part 1

Istanbul Essentials part 2

Istanbul Essentials part 3
with video

Ionian Spring part 1

Ionian Spring part 2

Ionian Spring part 3
 
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