The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk

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A single column and some stone fragments are all that's left of The Temple of Artemis, the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The spot where the temple stood was recognized for its sanctity by numerous civilizations, including the Lydians, the Greeks, and the Romans. In fact, it was one of the most popular pilgrimage sites of Antiquity. Legend has it that the Amazons build the earliest temple here, as they worshipped Artemis as their chief deity. Throughout the centuries the temple was destroyed and rebuilt many times before finally being ransacked by the Goths in 268 CE; today, little remains of the original temple. Admission to the site is free. Add The Temple of Artemis to your Selcuk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Selcuk day trip planning site .
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  • It wasn’t the best , with only one column still standing. But it’s all part of history. Can visit in 5 minutes and it’s free. A quick photo and depart  more »
  • In the main road to go a few steps, we go to the time only we, buy postcards and a few geese there, we took pictures of the pillars did not stay too long. No tickets required.
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  • Go to this day From the remaining 2 Artemis, Selcuk marble, you may not be able to sense too when you see the recipe. But when you examine the model of and in fact reflects the fact that the very real when you're listening to the stories fit for why UNUESCO is selected as one of the seven wonders of the world by understanding that it wouldn't be too hard, I think. by the year 2017 2517 years only to see that many in the world over two marble still every year tourists flock from Selcuk. For centuries, philosophers in this temple is the ancient legacy of Ages have told this has attracted the attention of the whole world remains.
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  • Worth checking out because of the history, but sadly not much left. Looks nothing like a full temple portrayed when searching through Google search. Beware of people selling false ancient items such as coins to make money.
  • What remains today of this ancient wonder is a very worn down, not very well maintained ruin. Even the entry is something very unimaginative compared to the other places in Ephesus. Nevertheless, its still a part of my Must Do list in Ephesus only cause of the history and it being a part of the Ancient Wonders of the World.
  • Seven Quick Facts Location: Ephesus (Present day Turkey) Built: Around 323 BC Function: Temple to Goddess Artemis Destroyed: 262 AD by Goths Size: Length 425 ft. (129m) Made of: Mostly marble Other: Largest in a series of temples to Artemis on this site.
  • Pictures are embellished. There are only a few stones out there. But momentous.
  • Incredible example and absolutely worth a visit. If you're in the region, well worth taking the time to explore. Note, there is limited shade, so make sure you have a hat or umbrella for some protection on hotter days.

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