Ephesus Ancient City is an archaeological site located in present-day Turkey. It was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of the ancient world, with a population of up to 250,000 people.
It was also an important center of early Christianity and the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis.
Today, visitors can see the impressive ruins of the city, including the Library of Celsus, the Great Theater, and the Temple of Hadrian.
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The House of the Virgin Mary (Meryemana in Turkish) is another important site often included in guided day tours of Ephesus, even though it is located a few kilometers away from the ancient city itself.
The House of the Virgin Mary is a small stone building believed by many to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. According to Christian tradition, Saint John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Jesus Christ, and it is believed that she spent her last years there.