The giant Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was once located very near Ephesus. The huge and magnificent temple was destroyed and rebuilt many times. It was burned in 356 BC by Herostratus, who did it so that everyone would know his name (lending us the term, herostratic fame). The Ephesians never spoke or recorded his name, hoping to deny him his wish, but Strabo, a Greek, noted it in his writings, and this is how we know it today. Later, in 401 AD, it was destroyed by a mob of Christians, and its stones were used in the construction of other buildings. In fact, some of its columns were used in the construction of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

Aperture: f/4 Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Focal Length: 33.2 mm Flash Mode: No Flash Date Taken: May 27, 2008 at 8:13 AM