John Chrysostom

401 Final Destruction of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:15

"In AD 401, the last remnants of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, built to house the great cult image of Artemis and regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world, were plundered by John Chrysostom, the patriarch of Constantinople, its marble burned in lime kilns to make cement and the stone robbed for the construction of other buildings.