This giant structure was an important station on the route of the Artemis procession. The construction of the theater began in Hellenistic times. In Roman times, during the reign of Emperor Claudius (41-54 AD), the theater was enlarged. It seated some 25.000 spectators. According to the Bible, the silversmith Demetrius opposed St. Paul in the theatre.
The rendering of the theatre will illustrate the Ephesus part of the book series ‘La aventura de la arqueología’ from Tecam, RBA, National Geographic.