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The Church of Mary

Church of Mary (The Council Church)

Church of Mary

To the north of the Harbor Baths if the Church of Mary (The Council Church). The main entrance faces the Ephesus-Selcuk road. The church was built dedicated to Mary and is an important structure in the history of Christianity. It was also the site of a Church Council in 431 AD.

 

The original structure was built as a Museion in the 2nd century and was 260 m long and 30 m wide. The building was a place for higher education in medical, as well as other sciences and for debates.