The sanctuary of Artemis is a huge temple, with in itís front the oldest part, an altar from the 5th century BC. Soon after 300 BC the temple construction was started, and building continued for centuries. The cults of Zeus and the Roman Imperial Family may have been conducted here also. This was concluded because the cella has been divided. In 17 AD an earth quake may have required restoration. After antiquity the site was abandoned and plundered for building materials. By the 20th century only two columns that are still standing raised their capitals above ground. Excavations took place between 1910-1914 (a crane is still on the site). Probably built in the 5th century AD a Christian chapel at far end of the temple almost touches the buildings from the old religion.
I made the mistake of giving this dog a cookie, and then another, and one more, until it ate all I had. Only when another group arrived, after three quarters of an hour, I managed to hand it over to someone else. It just could not understand that my whole supply had been exhausted in the first one or two minutes.