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Ephesus Cave of the Seven Sleepers
The inscriptions in this cave date from the 1st century, making them the earliest known Christian documents. According to Mecdelli, the Virgin Mary resided in Ephesus and was buried there. An inscription in ancient Greek to the effect that the famous believer known as St Feotini was buried in this cave was observed during excavations carried out by the Austrian team. It was in this cave that seven young men are said to have gone to sleep during the reign of the Emperor Decius and wakened under the Christian Emperor Theodosius. The cave is located in Mt Panayir at a point outside the defence walls erected by Lysimachus. The place seems to have been concealed. A different version of the legend appears in the Qur'an.


The Sightseeings of Ephesus 

The Gymnasium of VediusRoman Bourse or double church of the Virgin MaryAgoraThe Theatre
The StadiumThe Gate of Mazaeus and MithridatesLibrary of CelsusTemple of Serapis
The Arcadiane WayThe Marble WayBrothel Latrine
Terrace HousesThe Street of the Curetes Scholasticia BathsPrytaneion
The Temple of HadrianCave of the Seven SleepersFountain of TrajanState Agora
Monument of MemmiusThe Temple of Domitian Gate of HerculesOdeum
Fountain of Pollio

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