I have seen the hanging gardens of Babylon, the statue of Olympian Zeus, the colosseus of Rhodes, the pyramids of Egypt, the lighthouse of Alexandria, and the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, but when I have seen the temple of Artemis towering to the clouds, all of the other wonders diminishing lost their grandeur.
Pausanias thus expressed his impressions of Diana's temple in Ephesus and added that it was "the most beautiful work ever created by humankind." Today one lone column is all that remains of

The Artemision

Temple of Artemis,
Wonder of Wonders, in
Ephesus stood;
Housed in the shrine was a
Symbol of fruitfulness
Carved out of wood.

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