Remains of a building were unearthed during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Efes (Ephesus) near Selcuk town of the western city of Izmir.
The building, located in the east of the ancient theatre, is believed to have been used by local governors as a residence palace.
In an interview with the A.A, Cengiz Icten, one of observers of the excavations, said, "we think that Roman Emperor Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus (January 24th, 76 - July 10th, 138 A.C.) stayed in the building during his visit to the city. Recent researches by Associate Prof. Dr. Hilke Thuur of Austria support our thesis."
Ephesus was one of the great cities of the Ionian Greeks in Asia Minor, located in Lydia where the Kucuk Menderes River (Cayster River) flows into the Aegean Sea.
The city was founded by colonists principally from Athens. The ruins of Ephesus are favourite domestic and international tourism attractions.
Ephesus hosts one of the seven churches of Asia, addressed in the Book of Revelation, Kazinform refers to Anadolu.