Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair
Though hundreds of thousand visit nearby Ephesus, Turkey, I was the only person at the Temple of Artemis when I visited.
Me, turtles and the stork nesting atop the last remaining column.
How fragile are the works of man.
Of the original Seven Wonders, only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient wonders—remains relatively intact.
The Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Temple of Artemis and the Statue of Zeus were all destroyed.
The location and ultimate fate of the Hanging Gardens are unknown, and there is speculation that they may not have existed at all.
A Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis, it was completely rebuilt three times before its final destruction in 401 AD.
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