Ephesus is a town located in the borders of Selçuk city of our province of İzmir and on the west coast of Anatolia, which was an important Roman and ancient Greek city in ancient times. The foundation of Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia (classical Greek period), dates back to 6000 BC. Ephesus, which was included in the World Heritage Temporary List by UNESCO in 1994, was registered as a World Heritage in 2015. Ephesus, which is a gate between the West and the East, was a very important port city. This location of Ephesus enabled its era to develop as a very important trade center.
The biggest temple of the Artemis culture, which is based on the ancient mother goddess (Kybele) tradition in Anatolia, is also located in this city. In Ephesus, which was in the most important position with Milet in the 6th century BC in the fields of culture, art and science; Famous people such as Heraclitus (the sage), Artemidoros (dream interpreter), Hipponaks and Callinos (poet), Zenodotos (scholar), Soranos (physician) and Rufus were brought up.