Ephesus Antique City Theater

Architecture of Ancient City of Ephesus Architecture of the Ancient City of Ephesus One of the most noteworthy features of the city is that all the streets and streets cut each other at a right angle. The founder of this architecture is Hippodamos and this architecture is called the íGrid Plan Bu. Ephesus, one of the most developed cities of the world in its own time, was built and decorated with marble works requiring high technology and skillful skill according to the conditions of that day. For a period, it was the capital of Asia. Its population at that time is estimated at about two hundred thousand. It is an incredibly crowded population based on the circumstances of that time. But after a while, Ephesus experienced a great misfortune. Efes Port, which has the biggest share in the enrichment of the city, started to fill up and lost its port property. And this situation has retreated the trade. Hadrian, the emperor of the period who wanted to prevent this crisis, has evacuated the harbor several times. However, it could not prevent the bad course. Ephesus thus lost its harbor and became a city far from the sea. Then, in 1330 BC, Ephesus was captured by the Turks. The Inscription on How Ephesus was Established There is an inscription describing the myth about the foundation of Ephesus City in the entrance of the Temple of Hadrian, which is written in the Inscription on How to Build Ephesus. There are the following sentences in the inscription:

, Androklos, the brave son of Kodros, the king of Athens, wants to discover the other side of the Aegean. He first consulted the oracles of the Temple of Apollo in the city of Delfi. The seers tell him that he and the pig and pork will set up a city. When Androklos thinks about the meaning of these words, he sails in the navy waters of the Aegean. While they are cooking the fish they keep by burning the fire, a wild boar escapes from the bushes and catches the fish. Here the prophecy is realized.