The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus By: ErenBaysal
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 • Dedicated to goddess Artemis
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 • 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 • 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