Temple of Artemis
The Temple of Artemis, also known as the Artemision, was an ancient Greek temple located in the city of Ephesus, in what is now the western coast of Turkey. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was dedicated to the goddess Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunting, wildlife, and childbirth. It was built in the 6th century BC, and it was rebuilt several times over the centuries, becoming more grand and elaborate with each reconstruction. The final version of the temple was completed in 323 BC, and it stood for several hundred years before it was destroyed by a series of earthquakes in the 5th century AD.
It was known for its impressive size and beauty. The temple was surrounded by a large courtyard, and it was supported by over 100 columns, each standing over 18 meters high.
The temple was decorated with ornate sculptures and reliefs, and it housed many valuable offerings and treasures.
It was also a symbol of the power and wealth of the city of Ephesus, which was the implementer of trade and commerce.
Today, very little remains of the Temple of Artemis. However, visitors to the ancient city of Ephesus can still get a sense of the temple's magnificence by visiting the nearby Ephesus Archaeological Museum, which houses many of the temple's surviving artifacts and sculptures.