Having an 8.500-year history, İzmir has been a home to great civilizations such as Hittites, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. The city hosts the ancient cities of Ephesus and Pergamon; the remains of the Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the House of Virgin Mary and many other historical treasures. İzmir presents the rich history it inherited through museums, art galleries, exhibitions, historical sites and historical structures.