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House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus
In the 19th century a German nun, Catherine Emmerich, had visions of Mary in Ephesus though she had never been in this area. On the basis of her description, the priests from Izmir discovered the foundations of the old homestead on a wooded slope of Bülbüldağı (the Hill of Nightingales), also known as Koressos, near Ephesus. The house was dated to the 6th century AD, but some of its fragments came from earlier times, perhaps even from the first century CE.