Grave of Saint Luke in Ephesus
Biblical Attractions Around Ephesus

Grave of Saint Luke in Ephesus

Grave of Saint Luke in Ephesus is nearby the parking lot of the upper entrance of Ephesus ancient city. Unfortunately this monument is skipped by many tour groups since it is not located in the main walking route through Ephesus today.

Tomb of Saint Luke in Ephesus Turkey
Tomb of Saint Luke in Ephesus Turkey

This monument dedicated to Luke the Evangelist was first excavated in 1865 by J. T. Wood who was one of the first archeologist to work in Ephesus. The building was originally built as a fountain on the second century. Later it was converted into a shrine for Luke the Evangelist. A carved relief of an ox, the symbol of Luke the Evangelist, made us to believe this monument was dedicated to him.