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seven sleepers

seven sleepers

   
   Located on the northern slopes of Mount Pion, near Ephesus, The Grotto of Seven Sleepers has been discovered by both Christians and Moslems with a growing interest. According to the Christian legend seven young men were walled in during the reign of Decius (250) and yet were seen alive in the streets of Ephesus during the reign of Theodosius II some years after the Council of Ephesus (431). In the Koran, it is claimed that the sleepers slept 309 years in their tombs. A church has been built above this Grotto by the Christians.

   During excavations in the area, the church and several tombs have been brought to daylight. Some inscriptions of Seven Sleepers have been noticed on the walls of the church.

   How to Go?... The Grotto of Seven Sleepers is on  the area of Ephesus. So, you can visit Seven Sleepers on your tour to Ephesus. It is located 18 km away from Kusadasi and it may be reached easily by Kusadasi - Selcuk minibuses. But, it is advisable to visit this area with the professional guides provided by the agencies in Kusadasi.
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