Guide to Ephesus

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The guide to Ephesus covers the entire history of the Ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era, it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League.

The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. According to estimates, Ephesus had a population of 33,600 to 56,000 people in the Roman period, making it the third largest city of Roman Asia Minor after Sardis and Alexandria Troas.

The Ephesus excavation site is vast, and we suggest that you plan to spend an entire day there.

The guide

The guide to Ephesus will lead you through the entire museum and excavation site. The guide includes description of 33 of the most important excavated structures, and will provide a variety of features.

Area map

The guide to Ephesus uses a GPS powered map, that will give you an overview of the site. Also, if you allow GPS tracking, then the guide will show your exact position in the museum.

Description of 33 buildings

33 of the most important buildings, in the Ephesus museum, are described in the guide. The description are given in text that can be read out loud to you using TTS (automatic text to speech functionality) and it includes pictures from present day, markings of the specific building on a map and 3D models or sketches of what the buildings used to look like.

The background history of Ephesus

The guide provides a detailed description covering the entire known history span of Ephesus, from the first settlement to present day.

Audio guide

By using TTS, short for “Text To Speech,” the guide will act as an audio guide and will read the texts out loud to you. The functionality uses the built in TTS voice of your phone, meaning that the size of the guide app to Ephesus is kept low.

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