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    Posted: 27-Jan-2005 at 12:19

Was is the Temple of Artemis?

at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The great temple was built by Croesus, king of Lydia, in about 550 BC and was rebuilt after being burned by a madman named Herostratus in 356 BC. The Artemesium was famous not only for its great size (over 350 by 180 feet [about 110 by 55 m]) but also for the magnificent works of art that adorned it. The temple was destroyed by invading Goths in AD 262 and was never rebuilt. Little remains of the temple (though there are many fragments, especially of sculptured columns, in the British Museum), but excavation has revealed traces of both Croesus' and the 4th-century temple and of three earlier, smaller ones.

Therefore its great size was just 6,050 square meters, it means less than one seventh of Temple of Anahita which was 43,680 square meters (210 by 208 m).
 

 

 



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  Quote Infidel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Feb-2005 at 03:20
I don't know about the temple of Artemis, but the Parthenon has been the most symbolic and widely know temple in Greece for ages. And I mean, Ages!
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2005 at 15:38
No doubt there, Infidel. But "most symbolic and widely known" != "largest".
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  Quote Qnzkid711 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2005 at 18:19
Ah yea the temple that was destroyed on the birthday of Alexander and rebuilt on the day of his death. 

That was actually one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

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  Quote katts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2012 at 17:31
Wat is the largest greek structure
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