The Artemision or Temple of Artemis, centre for the cult of Artemis, with a column recreated from fragments found on site in 1973, Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey.<br />
The Artemision was the most important sanctuary of Ephesus, dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Three Artemisions have been built and subsequently destroyed, in the 6th, 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Today only the foundations and a few sculptures remain. This column is an architectural model created from sections of various columns found on the site, standing on an original column base from the last, late classical temple. Beneath this lies a base from the 6th century BC Croesus Temple. Storks now nest on top of the column, as seen here. The site has become overcome with swamp in recent centuries. The temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city founded in the 10th century BC, and later a major Roman city, on the Ionian coast near present day Selcuk. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Artemision or Temple of Artemis, centre for the cult of Artemis, with a column recreated from fragments found on site in 1973, Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey.
The Artemision was the most important sanctuary of Ephesus, dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Three Artemisions have been built and subsequently destroyed, in the 6th, 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Today only the foundations and a few sculptures remain. This column is an architectural model created from sections of various columns found...
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