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.