The final stops in our whirlwind tour of Ephesus are the Archeological Museum and the Temple of Artemis.
|Sculpture of Eros and Psyche from 1st cent AD|
|Pottery from 1500 BC|
One of the more impressive items on display was a huge statue of an Ephesian version of Artemis, Greek goddess of fertility (among other things). Artemis is twin sister to Apollo and the Greek counterpart to the Roman Diana. The statue had what at first seemed like multiple breasts but were later found to be bull’s testicles (:
And the final stop was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Had already been to the pyramids in Egypt so I thought it was cool to scratch off another one on the list. Turns out the site is nothing more than a swamp with a few marble relics – the one remaining column standing is merely a recreation. Somewhat felt like a joke but I guess the intent was to inform more than anything else.
|Site of the Temple of Artemis|
Thanks, Ephesus. It’s been a blast knowing ya. (: