Even in ancient history, the population of Ephesus increased in number significantly, with traders, sailors and pilgrims visiting the city, and especially, the Temple of Artemis
. The temple was apparently the biggest on Earth, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Some believe the tradition of the birthday cake was started by early Greeks who used to take a round or moon-shaped cake to the temple of Artemis
- the Goddess of Moon.
Try exploring some of the nine Unesco World Heritage sites, including the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, or two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Temple of Artemis
near the ancient city of Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Bodrum.
Common in Germany, the brand was Efes, which is the Turkish name for Ephesus, the ancient Greek city in Asia Minor famous for its Temple of Artemis
, one of the seven wonders of the antique world, destroyed by a Christian mob in AD40T.
One of the great wonders of the world was the ancient Temple of Artemis
Imagine how emotionally stressful this message is for her, given the migraines already induced by her forced religious servitude (as a high priestess, Iphegenia's duties including ritually sacrificing' foreigners who land at the temple of Artemis
The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis
(completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Personally speaking, the highlight of the trip was our visit to Ephesus, it was the site of the Temple of Artemis
, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which has since been destroyed.
It certainly pre-dates the Temple of Artemis
at Ephesus, whose ruins I once visited, by quite a few million years.
And while all that remains of the Temple of Artemis
is a lone column, there is still much to see, including the largest collection of Roman remains east of the Mediterranean.
The other six--the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis
at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria--were destroyed by earthquakes, fires, or other causes.