The Temple of Artemis at Epheusus

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The Temple of Artemis at Epheusus

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

The Temple of Artemis was built around 300 BC in the ancient city of Ephesus. The temple was built to honor the Goddess Artemis, one of the three maiden goddesses of Olympus. The temple has been described as being more marvelous then the other 6 Wonders. Also, Artemis's temple was entirely made out of marbel.

The first temple was destroyed around 356 BC. Some scientists say it was destroyed due to water, but others say war was the culprit. Reconstruction started around 550 BC. It took 10 years to rebuild the second temple. The temple was four times larger then the previous one. It's been said that an arsonist named Herostratus set fire to Artemis's second temple. The third temple was way bigger and entirely constructed out of marble. This temple lasted about 600 years. When it was destroyed by the Goths, it was never rebuilt.

The Ruins

Fun Facts About Artemis*Artemis is goddess of the Hunt, the moon, and the natural environment*She dislikes men*Artemis's father is Zeus, god of the sky; her mother is Leto*The goddess was born on the island of Delos (made by Poseidon)*Artemis's twin brother is Apollo, the god of music, archers, healing, truth, and the sun


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