Seven Sleepers Cave is located to the east of Mount Pion behind Ephesus. According to the story in both Christian and Muslim tradition, In the 250's AD seven Christian youths fled the city of Ephesus to avoid persecution and took refuge in this cave. They slept for two hundred years here. When they emerged after two hundred years they saw that Christianity was now the official religion and as all their beloved ones were no longer alive, they went back to sleep at this location. Later, a church was built at the same place and the Christian Ephesians wanted to be buried here.
Today the cave is visited from behind bars as inside has tomb holes and dangerous to enter. The location is accepted as sacred and visited by both Muslims and Christians.
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