Ephesus , Turkey

Ephesus is one of the oldest and largest Greek cities of Asia Minor, the first of Ionia. Although his remains are located about seven kilometers inland, near the towns of Selçuk and Kuşadası in western modern Turkey, Ephesus was in ancient times, and even in the Byzantine era, the one of the most active ports of the Aegean Sea and is located near the mouth of the great river Anatolian Cayster. The Artemision, the great temple dedicated to Artemis, the tutelary goddess of the city, which was one of the seven wonders of the world and which Ephesus was a large part of his fame, and was originally located on the shore. It is the work carried by the combined Cayster, climate change sediment and perhaps seismic accidents, which explains the gradual shift from the coast to the west, and the subsequent silting of ports of the city prelude to their abandonment.

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