Monthly Archive: May 2024

Migratory Birds of Turkey

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes As a stopover or breeding point for several bird species migrating between Africa-Europe and Africa-Asia, Turkey is the gateway for both wintering and summering birds. In...

Excavations in Ephesus Through Time

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes The ancient city of Ephesus, near Selçuk, Turkey, is a significant archaeological site with research led by various institutes including the British Museum and the Austrian Archaeological Institute. Initial excavations began in 1863, aiming to locate the Temple of Artemis. Major discoveries like the Parthian Frieze and early Christian sites have been uncovered, with the most striking findings housed in both local and Vienna-based museums. Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is now a major tourist destination, where ongoing excavations continue to reveal its historical significance.

Ephesus Night Tour Details

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Ephesus, an ancient city in Turkey inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2015, now offers a unique “Night Museum Experience.” The site is now illuminated, making evening visits feasible and allowing tourists to explore its rich 2,300-year history after dusk. Featuring upgraded lighting, visiting hours extend until midnight with the same admission fees as daytime. Highlights include the beautifully lit Celsus Library and less crowded tours, providing a more intimate experience.

10 Biblical Events That Took Place in Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes Ephesus, an ancient city in present-day Turkey, played a crucial role in early Christianity, marked by significant biblical events. Paul’s missionary journeys, the establishment of the Ephesian Church, and remarkable events such as the burning of sorcery scrolls and the riot of the silversmiths illustrate the city’s profound impact on Christianity’s spread. Additional contributions from figures like Priscilla, Aquila, and John, including the writing of the Book of Revelation, further highlight Ephesus’s historical and religious significance.

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