Basilica of St. Jonh, Izmir

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The Basilica of St. John was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.
The basilica is on the slopes of Ayasuluk Hill just below the fortress near the center of Selçuk, İzmir Province, Turkey and about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Ephesus.
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  • When you in the area then you have to visit it. Here was St. Johns grave , but after the first WW the Italian solders took all reaming's to Italy (they stole it in my opinion). Now you can just see...  more »
  • on top of a hill ,beautiful art work ,you can see the model of old basilica , dont by old coins sold by frauds  more »
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