Temple Of Artemis &Temple of Hadrian - (Ephesus/Selcuk, Turkey)
The previous day at House of Virgin Mary, this morning we arrived at Temple of Artemis - known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. Indeed, a huge area to see the foundation ruins of the magnificent construction of Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble, full of sculptured columns' capitals and shaft, and the oldest remaining dating back to the 6th century BC. The history of course will take you back to the fire destructions over a period of time and how some of the artifacts and remains have been taken and used elsewhere.
Another historical attraction in Ephesus is the Temple of Hadrian, built before 138 A.D. by P. Quintilius and dedicated to the Emperor Harian when he came to visit the city from Athens in 128 A.D. This temple is one of the best preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes street with a beautiful arch on the front facade, supported with four Corinthian order columns and considered an architectural masterpiece. Here you will also see the relief's of Medusa, statues and Medusa's head on the porch said to protect the city from enemies.