Artemis Temple - Selçuk, Turkey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
N 37° 56.981 E 027° 21.831
35S E 531966 N 4200294
Quick Description: Ruins of Artemis Temple located in Selçuk, Turkey
Location: Turkey
Date Posted: 12/20/2012 10:35:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMFZ17
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
The Artemis Temple also known as the Temple of Daina was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. In Greek cult and myth, Artemis is the twin of Apollo a virgin huntress who replaced the Titan Selene as goddess of the moon. The statue of multi-breasted Artemis in the Ephesus Archaeological Museum was the symbol of the temple but also of abundance, hunting and wild life.

Built in 550 B.C the Artemis Temple was a monumental building in its time and recognized as a one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Artemis temple attracted merchants, kings, and sightseers, many of who donated jewelry and other treasures. The temple was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction.

Today, the ruins of the Temple’s foundation remain along with a stone column and family of turtles. The Temple of Artemis is located near the ancient city of Ephesus on the road out of Selçuk towards Pamucak Beach.

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