10 Exciting Facts About Ephesus

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10 Exciting Facts About Ephesus
10 Exciting Facts About Ephesus
  1. The famous term known as “herostratic fame” comes from the incident related to Herostratus who was the arsonist burned the temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
  2. World wonder temple of Artemis in Ephesus was burned down by a mad man called Herostratus in 356 BC.
  3. Ephesus was one of the 12 members of the Ionian League.
  4. Ephesus is in the UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List since 2015.
  5. The Lydian King Croesus, who ruled between 560 B.C. to 547 B.C. funded the construction of the temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
  6. The Riot of Silversmiths which was a riot against Christians and especially Apostle Paul took place in Ephesus. This riot was leaded by Demetrius the silversmith.
  7. Massive amphitheater of Ephesus had 25.000 people capacity.
  8. The Antipater of Sidon created the list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and he claimed that the Temple of Artemis was the most fascinating of all wonders.
  9. Artemis Temple of Ephesus was 4 times bigger than the Pantheon in Athens.
  10. The great basilica of Saint John the Evangelist was built by Emperor Justinian who was the same emperor who funded the construction of Hagia Sophia.
Ephesus Ancient City

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