Selcuk is located in the west of Turkey. The city was built from the ruins of ancient Ephesus, founded in the X century BC, and finally destroyed and abandoned in the XV century. Excavations carried out in the XIX century revealed many valuable artifacts that are now kept in the Ephesus Museum in Selcuk. It is worth seeing the ruins of the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus, construction of which began in the VI century BC. This structure was considered one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. According to religious sources, 7 km from Selcuk, in the mountains of Bülbüldağı, there is a house where the Blessed Virgin Mary died. On Ayasuluk Hill, there is the tomb of John the Theologian and the ruins of the Basilica of St. John erected in the VI century. A restored Byzantine fortress rises above the city. In the XIV century, the Isa Bey Mosque was built.