A September 1998 trip
to Selcuk by walkman
Quote: Selcuk is a small city which is situated near Ephesus. It is the basement place for making
trips to historical sights around it. It's quite nice a pleasant city to spend few days there.
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Mariam Anna house
on the hill to the south from Selcuk
Cathedral of Saint John
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Temple of Artemis
I will say the story in the way I read it in Mariam Anne house near Selcuk. When Jesus Christ, the son of God, was dying on his cross on the mountain of Golgota he asked John the evangelist to bring his mother Virgin Maria away from Israel and guard her. So John took Maria to Ephesus. And there in the mountains near Ephesus he built a house for her and there she lived for eleven years till her death. Around her grew a small community of Christians. After her death these people did not convert to any other religion or belief so a small community of Christians lived in the place for many centuries. But the house of Virgin Maria was forgotten for a long time. Till the 20th century. In the 20th century many people were searching for the place where Maria lived in her last years and where she died. Once, one old German woman, who never visited Turkey or any other place outside Germany, was very sick and in one of her dreams saw the house of the Virgin Mary and suddenly she knew where it was. She has never been to Turkey. She only knew how it seemed and that it was situated near Izmir in Turkey. After that a delegation of Christian searchers came to Turkey to search the place she had described. And they found Selcuk near Izmir, where this small community of Christians lived and every year made a pilgrimage to the mountains to pray to the Virgin Mary. And this is how the house of Maria was found near Selcuk.