The figure of Saint John the Evangelist is also associated with Ephesus, who, according to tradition, spent the last three years of his life there and wrote his Gospel there.

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Saint John supposedly brought Jesus' mother, Mary, from Jerusalem to Ephesus after Christ's crucifixion. In Ephesus, Coressus lived with her on the hill. Currently, there is a small chapel built on the foundations of the house where, according to legend, Mary lived. It is called the House of Maia the Virgin.