The Ancient City of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis

The ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Karl Weatherly/Stockbyte/Getty Images

The city of Ephesus fell under many different rulers throughout its history, as wars and shifting politics changed Asia Minor. For centuries, it endured, became a successful trade port, and was home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

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Topics in this Podcast: antiquity, Turkey, Alexander the Great