Ephesos Timeline

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  • 1200 BCE
    Ionian migrations into the region around Ephesos.
  • c. 550 BCE - c. 430 BCE
    Construction of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • 547 BCE
    Anatolia conquered by the Persians. Ephesos remains neutral.
  • 21 Jul 356 BCE
    The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is destroyed by a deliberate fire.
  • c. 355 BCE - c. 330 BCE
    The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is rebuilt/restored.
  • 334 BCE
    Ephesos liberated from Persian rule by Alexander the Great.
  • c. 320 BCE
    Ephesos renamed Arsineia by Lysimachus following Alexander the Great's death.
  • c. 300 BCE - c. 290 BCE
    Theatre of Ephesos constructed.
  • 281 BCE
    City is re-founded as Ephesos.
  • 129 BCE
    Ephesos becomes part of the Roman Empire.
  • 88 BCE
    Mithridates Rebellion and massacre of Latin speaking Ephesians by Sulla.
  • 17 CE
    Earthquake destroys much of Ephesos.
  • c. 60 CE - 130 CE
    Life of the physician Soranus of Ephesos.
  • c. 70 CE
    The rise of Christianity contributes to the cultural and physical decline of the city of Ephesos.
  • 114 CE
    The Library of Celsus at Ephesos commissioned by Tiberius Julius Acquila.
  • 117 CE
    The Library of Celsus at Ephesos completed.
  • c. 138 CE
    Temple dedicated to Hadrian built in Ephesos.
  • 262 CE
    The Library of Celsus at Ephesos destroyed by fire during invasion by the Goths.
  • c. 267 CE
    The Goths plunder and destroy the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
  • 401 CE
    The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is destroyed by a Christian mob.
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