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Brief History of Ephesus
Ephesus was one of the largest (250000 during the rule of the Roman Empire) and most important cities of the ancient world. It was a major trading post and had two harbors. The city’s wealth came from its status as a major center for commerce and trade. Ephesus was one of the most important cities in antiquity and played an important role in Christianity as well as Judaism and other religions.
The history of Ephesus goes back to antiquity when it was founded as an Ionian colony in the 10th century BC by settlers from Magnesia-on-the-Maeander. The Ionians named their new settlement after their homeland in Ephesus, which is now present-day Selcuk, about 60 km east of the modern city center on Turkey’s Aegean coast.
Ephesus became an important center for trade between Greece and Persia due to its location at the intersection of two major trade routes: one leading eastward. For more detailed information about the ancient city of Ephesus, read our History of Ephesus article.
Map of Ephesus
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