Ephesus Archaeological Museum is located in the town of Selcuk only about 2 kms. distance to the Ancient City of Ephesus.
The Museum has a great exhibit of the Finds from the Excavations held in Ephesus for the last 130 years.
A Tour of Ephesus is never complete without seeing the Archaeological Museum of Selcuk.
The Second gallery exhibits the small finds from Terrace Houses including some of the most well-preserved Busts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Emperor Tiberius and Empress Livia.
Along with some medical tools, children's games and cosmetics utensil this section has a lot to offer to have an idea how the daily life of a person in Ephesus was spent.
The 3rd section of the Museum are the finds from the territory of Ephesus that are Chronologically laid out from 8th Millennium BC. to 1st Millennium BC.
In this gallery there is also a section for Ancient Coins obtained from Ephesus are chronologically exhibited.
Also coins that are minted for each Roman Emperor and for each city that Ephesians were in a trade relation.
Then the museum of Ephesus opens up to an outdoor courtyard where some different styles of Column capitals and Sarcophagi are exhibited.
The 4th section of the Museum is the Mother Goddess gallery, in here the finds from the Altar of Temple of Artemis are exhibited.
Some of the finest pieces in the whole museum are in this section including the 2 solid Gold Female idols with around 2600 years of age.
The 5th section of Ephesus Museum is the gallery where the 2 amazingly preserved Statues of Goddess Artemis (Artemis of Ephesus) are exhibited. The statues were excavated at a place near the Odeon and Prytaneum that can be seen during the walking tour of Ephesus Ancient City.
The 6th and the Last section of Ephesus Museum is assigned to the Imperial Monuments of the City that were dedicated to Roman Emperors Hadrian and Domitian.