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Synagogue in Kusadasi

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And ‘know that there was a significant Jewish community in Ephesus, but the synagogue is not yet placed with certainty.

A basilica-like building north of the High School Theatre is a possible candidate for the synagogue, built on a Jewish lamp found here (which is the only light available in the building).

Another clue is an entry in the nearby church of Mary, indicating that it was a synagogue in Ephesus and may indicate nearby. A glass bottle with a seven-branched candelabrum, was found in the church.

Sardis: One of the other ancient cities in the region are Sart (Sardis), once a political and cultural center of Anatolia. It was the capital of Lydia. It was also one of the seven churches of the Apocalypse. The ruins of Sardis, which is worth seeing is the synagogue that was once part of the high school gymnasium was a complex of rooms arranged symmetrically and the Temple of Artemis, who was one of the largest ancient temples.

Priene: The last three ancient cities of the region Priene, Miletus and Didyma. Initially, Priene, was an old port city, which had to be changed due to the location of flood Meander river transport. It is 35 km from Kusadasi. The city was founded, people have rejected the Ionian cities, which had the same name. City of Alexander the Great’s mission was to look at the city Miletus unreliable. Among the ruins, which are worth seeing in the theater, which was able to accommodate 5,000 people was one of the most beautiful theaters in the United Hellenistic, and although it was rebuilt in Roman times is still so typical of the Hellenistic theater, Bouleterion that was used for city council meetings, Prytaneion was elected to a place east of the city of bouleuterion administration and the Temple of Athena Polia who was a temple dedicated to the goddess of Priene Athena Polias, to protect the city.

Miletus: Miletus, near the village of Akkoy, had a reputation for its location on trade routes. In the ancient city, the theater, which was a small Hellenistic theater, which had capacity for 5,300 people, the Byzantine citadel, located on the hilltop theater is believed to be built mostly in stones of the theater, monuments Harbor, was Delphinium Hellenistic open-air altar, which consisted of Bouleterion propylon, garden and an auditorium, Nymphaeum bouleuterion up was three stories of statues of the South Agora, Northgate, which was destroyed during the construction of Ilyas Bey Mosque, the Temple of Serapis in the South Agora, and baths of Faustina, Faustina, Faustina spa built 2 centuries AD, Ilyas Bey Mosque, built in the 15 th century, the Ottoman military commander Ilyas Bey and the Caravanserai.

Didyma:
And finally, Didyma meant that the twins to be a meeting place of Zeus and Leto to their twins Apollo and Artemis. Kusadasi is 75 km. The city had a reputation as a center of prophecy, which was dedicated to Apollo. Most important ruins of the ancient city is the temple of Apollo, which was unusual, not only in the temple with its enormous size, but also the Cresmographeion corridor.

Anatolia has been home to many ancient cities and civilizations. In short is the Aegean region of the former towns. For more information, click on the names of ancient cities.

The House of Mary at Ephesus

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The House of Mary at Ephesus

Devout Christians bring Ephesus with Mary, the mother of Jesus, the name, because Jesus on the cross, before his death, the young John entrusted his mother: “‘Behold your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to Himself “(John 19, 27). The Apostle John himself was buried in Ephesus and it is assumed that he lived in Ephesus, and from there – in his area of influence in Asia Minor – to preach the gospel.

Historical record

There are three proofs that this place was the final home of Mary:

1. The presence of the tomb of the “beloved disciple” John in Ephesus.
2. At the Council of Ephesus (431 AD). The doctrine was upheld by the divine motherhood of Mary. The church in which this council was held, was the first in the world that Mary was dedicated. The Council Fathers say to a point where it over the Syrian monk Nestorius, the title of Mary as “Theotokos,” Mother of God “rejected, and it noted that Mary spoke while the mother of Jesus, not God’s,” After (Nestorius) arrived in Ephesus, where the Theologian, St. John and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God … ”
3. According to oral tradition of the Orthodox inhabitants of the village Kirkindsche (these are descendants of the first Christians of Ephesus) these every year at the Maria-Ascension to pilgrimages to this place to celebrate the “Dormition of Mary. They had to get passed down from their ancestors the belief that Mary is in this place, they called Panaya Kapula or entrance to the Virgin, lived and died.

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The rediscovery

1841, he published “The Life of the Blessed Virgin” – written under the revelations of the German mystic Anne Catherine Emmerich. This nun, who had never been to this place, saw in their visions of Mary in Ephesus, and described life with an amazing accuracy the house on the hill near Ephesus, where Mary spent her last years.

This book gave impetus to two scientific expeditions: the superior of the Vincentians in Smyrna in 1891, a commission sent to Ephesus, which actually found a ruined house all the way to the visionary Anne Catherine Emmerich’s description.

The Chapel

It was built on the ruins of the house of Mary. Foundations date from the 1st and 3 Century. The rest of the building is of recent origin. The last restoration was carried out 1951st

Place of silence

If you come to Ephesus should visit the house of Mary. It is a secluded place in the hills, a place of tranquility and peace.