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.