- 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.
- World wonder temple of Artemis in Ephesus was burned down by a mad man called Herostratus in 356 BC.
- Ephesus was one of the 12 members of the Ionian League.
- Ephesus is in the UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List since 2015.
- The Lydian King Croesus, who ruled between 560 B.C. to 547 B.C. funded the construction of the temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
- 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.
- Massive amphitheater of Ephesus had 25.000 people capacity.
- 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.
- Artemis Temple of Ephesus was 4 times bigger than the Pantheon in Athens.
- 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.
December 8, 2020
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