The ruins of the Basilica of St. John are located near Ephesus. The basilica was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century on the site of a church which the locals had set up in early times to the Apostle John, but was small and in a ruined condition by then because of its great age. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. Construction of the church began in about 536 and was dedicated on the eve of the feast day of the Princes of the Apostles on June 28 550 and completed in 565. The construction of this church was presided over by the bishop, Hypatius of Ephesus. As the leading ecclesiastical theoretician and writer of his day, it was possible that he gained the influence of Justinian and had the tomb of St. John reconstructed, as major construction in the Asia Minor was rare.
I have uploaded the photo of the plaque at the entrance of the ruins, which was presented to the Department of Antiquity of Turkey by the Christian Beacon Plaque Fund in 1977. Another photo in the workshop is that of the entrance to the courtyard.
(Information on the basilica gleaned from Wikipedia, borders of the original slide retained intentionally.)
Aziz Yuhanna Bazilikası
Aziz Yuhanna Bazilikası kalıntıları Efes yakınında bulunmaktadır. Bazilika halk tarafından Havari John için eski zamanlarda kurulmuş fakat zamanla harap bir duruma düşmüş ve küçük olan bir kilisenin konumunda 6. yüzyılda 1. Jüstinyen tarafından inşa edilmiştir. Bu, Havari Yuhanna’nın olduğuna inanılan mezar sitesi üzerinden duruyor. Konstantinopolis’teki şimdi kayıp Kutsal Havariler Kilisesi örnek alınarak oluşturuldu. Kilisenin inşaatı yaklaşık 536’da başlamış, 28 Haziran 550 tarihinde Havarilerin Prensleri bayram günü arifesinde adanmış ve 565 yılında tamamlanmıştır. Bu kilisenin yapımı piskopos Efesli Hypatius yönrtiminde tamamlanmıştır. Zamanının önde gelen dini teorisyen ve yazarı olarak, onun Jüstinyen’in etkisini kazanmış ve Yuhanna’nın mezarını yeniden yaptırmış olması mümkündür çünkü Küçük Asya’da önemli inşaat nadirdi.
Ben 1977 yılında Hıristiyan Fener Tabelası Fonu tarafından Türkiye Antikalar Bölümü’ne sunulmuş, kalıntıların girişindeki tabelanın fotoğrafını yükledim. Atölyedeki başka bir fotoğraf da avlu girişinindir.
(Bazilika ile ilgili bilgiler Vikipedi’den alınmıştır, orijinal slayt sınırları kasten muhafaza edilmiştir.)
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mesutilgim (85454) 2013-09-01 13:16
Efesden mükemmel bir kare !
Verdiğin zengin bilgi notları ile güzel bir TE katkısı olmuş.
Selam ve sevgiler
Urs (14082) 2013-09-01 17:43
Using the historical pillars to frame the modern building in the BG is a great idea, it gives the right perspective of old and new. Vibrant colour tones with high sharpness. WEll deone
For the next two weeks I will be travelling with very limited internet access, but after that I will be back to TE on a daily bases.
serp2000 (40352) 2013-09-01 22:31
Your photo brings me back to Turkey again. Excellent quality for an old scanned photo. Very picturesque ruins, this view reminds me my trips to Side. TFS!
Have a good new week!
pajaran (52614) 2013-09-01 22:36
Interesantan tekst o rusevini, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na mesto ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Ostaju rusevine i secanje na staru arhitekturu.
An interesting article about the ruins, with given data and history ...
Nice view of the place ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
Remain ruins and memories of old architecture.
All the best.
jemaflor (85510) 2013-09-02 0:11
Interesting composition on these ruins, light is superb like the colors, good blue sky in the BG, maybe not enough sharpness.
ikeharel (58231) 2013-09-02 1:23
Stunning old shot, Murat, the place is an overwhelming sight.
The six remaining marble pillars are an attractive element on the photo, but more ruins can be seen through, and most interesting to realize how big the place was.
Fine scanned and presented.
Nicou (123272) 2013-09-02 6:17
Quel site archéologique sueprbe image et captage quelle colonne et image sueprbe vue dans un ciel pur et limpide merveilleux.
bravo et amitié
ourania (32127) 2013-09-02 7:49
a great composition to present this fascinating archeological site. Your approach is artistic and attractive, there are fine details and textures to give an accurate impression to the viewer and the bold colours and contrasts are absolutely delightful. I wonder if it would be possible to crop the bits of black border inside the frame, not that they distract from the beauty of this mysterious place that looks splendid in the sunshine. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Miguel82 (24265) 2013-09-02 8:11
These very ancient ruins are well preserved and in good condition Murat, your photo comment is interesting and contains useful details, good pov and colors
arnie (1803) 2013-09-02 11:44
Good composition, Ephesus and the surrounding area is a great insight into a truly magnificent part of Turkey's history.
photoray (12507) 2013-09-02 15:30
Interesting ruins, for the remaining impressive marble columns with Christian cross icons, in honor of the Apostle John, one of the fine writers in the New Testament Bible.
abmdsudi (43718) 2013-09-03 3:34
A hugh archeological sight and eye catching historical structures dominating the frame so well shot with lots of interest around. The immediate columns provide such a good lead in and perspective finely composed in excellent rich tones, details and brilliant light. Thks to the narratives and the additional pictures are fine too. The deep blue sky is delicious. Congrats
Didi (57256) 2013-09-04 10:08
The view is very nice
But the scan is noisy on the sky and you should remove the black traces on the upper end right part of the frame
maloutim (9637) 2013-09-06 12:33
Thank you for this photo of yet another supposed burial place of one of the 12 apostles.
I have personally seen the burial places of St Philip in Hierapolis, St Thomas in Chennai, St Peter in Rome, St James in Compostella. So, now I'll have to go back to Turkey to see St John's :-)
Your photo is great despite its age; The color contrast between the blue sky, the burnt hills and the white marble is of the utmost effect.
I also enjoyed the entrance to the basilica in the WS.
TFS and have a great weekend.
eldancer1 (28513) 2013-09-12 7:49
Very nice capture of those ruins. It's amazing how structures built long time ago can still be seen today. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
jmdias (56161) 2013-10-25 0:47
very nice view of these ruins with the white columns contrasting well with the blue sky. I liked these details. an informative note about this building I never has heard about before.
fritzi007 (6125) 2014-05-07 13:19
hier kann man die Geschichte riechen, sehr interessanter Platz, sehr guter Kommentar und Perspektive!