The 'Byzantine Palace' in the lower city of Ephesos was already extensively exposed by F. Miltner in the 1950s. It was interpreted as a governor's palace respectively as the residence of a high official. Beginning with 2005 follow-up investigations were carried out by A. Pülz. Furthermore, in 2008 geophysical prospections have been performed. On the basis of the numerous new results the building today can be dated in the 5th century AD and an interpretation of the representative building as a central part of the Ephesian Episcopeion is very likely.

The publication of this building – together with the episcopal residence of Side/Pamphylia -- currently is in preparation.


Responsible: Andreas Pülz
Series: Forschungen zur antiken Religion