This market area is known as the “Square Agora” because of its dimensions: 360 feet (110 m) on each side. It arose in the Hellenistic period and was surrounded on all sides by arched shops about 40 feet (12 m) deep. It is located next to the harbor and was the city’s main commercial center. It is quite possible that Paul worked here with Priscilla and Aquila in their tent-making business.
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Ephesus (Explore Turkey). Features detailed descriptions of the major archaeological finds at the site. Most offer enlargeable photos.
EPHESUS (Focus Multimedia). Briefly describes each of the major archaeological discoveries within the site with many links to related topics throughout.
Ephesus (Turizm.net). Describes the history and legends associated with Ephesus, accompanied by a few small pictures.
Ephesus (The Catholic Encyclopedia). A lengthy article detailing the history of the city from its founding to present day. The beginning of Christianity in Ephesus is summarized, highlighting the New Testament period.
The Temple of Artemis (Museum of Unnatural Mystery). Traces the historical development of the Temple of Artemis, including the discovery of its remains, against all odds, in the 1800’s.
Turkey and Seven Churches of Revelation Photo Album (ArcImaging, Rex Geissler). Many large photographs from a tour. Go to “E” section for Ephesus.
Ephesus, Turkey (Sacred Destinations). Concise, accurate description of the site and its history. Includes links to other sites.
Ancient Ephesus City (Ephesus Breeze). History and description of the various attractions in Ephesus by a local tour agency that offers day trips at a reasonable cost.
Apostle Paul in Ephesus (ToursAroundTurkey.com). This well-illustrated page is a helpful overview of Paul’s time in the city. The website offers many other brief, informative articles about points of interest in and around Ephesus. Its page on the synagogue in Ephesus is also worth a look as is their descriptions and photos of the grotto of the apostle Paul.