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Sardis Artemis complex

Sardis Artemis complex

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.

This is the chapel. Nothing special, but very old. I found it a nuissance: another faith butting in on the site of an old religion.

Nikon D70
1/200s f/8.0 at 18.0mm hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time13-Dec-2004 15:23:22
ModelNIKON D70
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length18 mm
Exposure Time1/200 sec
ISO Equivalent
Exposure Bias
White Balance (-1)
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance

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