Attractions in Ephesus

Attractions in Ephesus

Odeon of Ephesus

The Odeon building has the shape of a small theatre with a stage building, seating places, and an orchestra. It had two functional uses. First, it was used as a Bouleuterion for the meetings of the Boule or the Senate. The second function was the Odeum – a concert hall...

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Graveyard of Ephesus

Ephesus, the second most crowded city in the ancient world, used to have massive burial sites. Today it is unfortunate that we can not see most of them anymore because most of them were located outside the city’s central ”acropolis” which is visible today. Recent excavations revealed a gladiators’ graveyard...

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Gymnasium of Ephesus

The gymnasium was a place where athletes could train for competitions in public games, such as the Olympic Games. Gymnos means naked. Only men were allowed to enter, and train; they did so fully naked. Ephesus had four big gymnasiums and today the best-preserved one is nearby the grand theater....

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