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Standing on a hill overlooking the solitary column remaining from the temple of Artemis, (one of the former 7 wonders of the world), is the Basilica of St. John. It appears to have used many of the stones and columns from the former Greek temple. There is a stork stretching its wings top left. It has built its nest atop a column. Apparently this ruined cathedral from the 6th century is built over the tomb of John the Apostle.

Although the nearby Ephesus ruined city is just 3.5 km away & is a much bigger tourist attraction, few people bother to visit this ruin in the centre of Selcuk (Pronounced as "sell-chook"). Some people even advise not to visit this site at all, but to head straight to Ephesus. Imho, both are worth a visit. The temple of Artemis, on the other hand, could be skipped. Here is all that is left of it with the Basilica on the hill behind it: https://wjcsydney.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/pict0638.jpg

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