July 21, 2011

July 21: Temple of Artemis Destroyed by Arson, 356 BC

The Temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. On July 21, 356 BC, an arsonist destroyed it, just so that we would never forget his name.

Read article here.

Pictured: 16th century depiction of the Temple, based on Renaissance architecture. Engraving by Philips Galle, 1572, after painting by Maarten van Heemskerck.

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