7 Wonders of the Ancient World – Temple of Artemis
- The Temple of Artemis was a Greek temple dedicated to a goddess Greeks identified as Artemis.
- It was sited at Ephesus and was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401.
- Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples at the site remain.
- In the seventh century the old temple was destroyed by a flood. Its reconstruction began around 550 BC, the project took some 120 years to complete, only to be destroyed in an act of arson by the infamous Herostratus. It was later rebuilt.