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The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. By: Eren Baysal. Location. Near the modern town of Selcuk in Turkey 50 km south of Izmir in 550 B.C. Purpose. Built by Chersiphron and ordered to be built by King Croesus in 550 B.C. Used as a marketplace and a religious center

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location
Location
  • Near the modern town
  • of Selcuk in Turkey
  • 50 km south of Izmir in
  • 550 B.C.
purpose
Purpose
  • Built by Chersiphron and ordered to be built by King Croesus in 550 B.C.
  • Used as a marketplace and a religious center
  • Dedicated to goddess Artemis
uniqueness
Uniqueness
  • Built by colonists of Ephesus
  • Took 120 years to be built
  • Made out of marble
  • Foundation was a mix of coal and wood
ancient foresight
Ancient Foresight
  • Copies of the statues from the temple were made, mostly by the Romans
  • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
sources
Sources
  • http://library.thinkquest.org/C0121966/temp.htm#
  • http://students.cis.uab.edu/ash92/Subpage3.html
  • http://www.welcometohosanna.com/REVELATION/Ephesus.html
  • http://www.worldwonders.eu/the-7-wonders-of-the-ancient-world/89-the-temple-of-artemis-at-ephesus.html
  • http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/greece/paganism/artemis.html