|Among many monumental buildings are the Library of Celsus, and a theatre capable of holding 25,000 spectators. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written there.|
|The Romans made Ephesus the capital of the Asian State, and the city became one of the biggest settlements in Anatolia. Today Ephesus is one of Turkey’s leading tourist attractions.|
|A extremely rare ancient Ephesus coin (625-600 B.C.) crossed the block in New York on Jan 7.|
The electrum coin is related to the god of light, Phanes. There are only two other known examples. It made $ 300,000.