Student Stories on the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus - The Temple of Artemis by Robert Eames & Jonus Bilalovski

The Temple of Artemis by: Robert Eames & Jonus Bilalovski


The first temple, at the site in Ephesus, was built hundreds of years before the one that became a wonder of the ancient world. The temple depicted in this photo is a recreation that is on display at a miniature park in Istanbul. The photo is by "Zee Prime at cs.wikipedia" and is online via Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY-SA 3.0



The Temple of Artemis was a big temple made by the king Croesus for worshiping the goddess Artemis and fully made with marble. But after 88 years it was attacked and destroyed by invaders called The Goths who were a big threat to the temple of Artemis.


This massive temple was created in 350 B.C. in what we call today Turkey. It was also 377 feet long and 180 feet high! The temple of Artemis was rebuilt at least three times before its total destruction in 401 A.D. As mentioned in the first sentence, the temple was created by King Croesus.


This temple wasn't just an ordinary temple, though. It was made specially for the goddess of the moon, Artemis, because the marble looked like a shining stone just like the moon (except it's cheese right?) But instead of the cheesy business, let's get down to the real business.


The temple had to be rebuilt at least three times due to floods, fires and mobs like enemies. The temple’s remains still are scattered across the plains of where it once stood, but every time the temple was destroyed then rebuilt it looked better than the last one. But its looks won’t protect it. Everything that hit it, or attacked it, was determined to destroy it until finally it was wiped out.


When the temple of Artemis was destroyed by mobs and stuff, it took about ten years to rebuild the temple when it was destroyed. But the temple was rebuilt about three times, so that would mean every time it was rebuilt you would add 10 years, so 30 years.


The temple of Artemis was built with huge marble slabs or rocks. They hauled the marble to their construction site and began to build the temple. As stated in the last paragraph, the temple took  ten years to be finished.


Now you have learned about one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - The Temple Of Artemis.

Original Release: May 19, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Jun 20, 2017

1) Carole D. Bos, J.D, The Temple of Artemis, https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Wonders-of-the-Ancient-World-Arson-at-the-Temple-of-Artemi, Jun/20/2014, May/30/2017, https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Wonders-of-the-Ancient-World-Arson-at-the-Temple-of-Artemi

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