Ancient Ephesus

Painted sketch of Ephesus. Ephesus was located on the western side of Asia Minor, and was the second largest city in the Roman Empire after Rome. It was famous for the Temple of Diana (Artemis), one of the wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus also contained the largest theater in the world, seating 50,000 spectators. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus in the Book of Ephesians.