Seven wonders of the world: Temple of Artemis in Ephesus
Temple of Artemis in Ephesus — an ancient temple built in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus (in our days — the city of Selcuk in Turkey). The temple was so large and beautiful that contemporaries began to call it the wonder of the world, so the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus was in the classic list of “Seven wonders of the world”.
Temple of Artemis in Ephesus-wonder of the world
The temple appeared in Ephesus is no coincidence: from time immemorial in this area worshiped the goddess of fertility, which was called “the Great Mother”. Even before the Greeks, a sanctuary was built here for the ancient goddess. When the Ionian Greeks came to these lands, they decided that the Great Mother was Artemis, and in the sixth century BC they began to build a huge temple in honor of their goddess on the site of an ancient sanctuary. Continue reading