Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Temple of Artemis

Today was Elizabeth's turn to do a presentation, and she talked about the temple of Artemis. Did you know it's one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world? It's considered that because it's just so big there isn't even a word for it! It looked like it was about 3 or 4 football fields long. It used to be near the Aegean coastline, but the coast is further back now.

Another interesting thing about this temple is that it faces west. Most temples face east. That had me scratching my head. Elizabeth thinks it's because there was another place of worship here first, and they tried to blend the two religions to understand each other. It's kind of like trying to understand fractions, and then you are told to think about it like slices of pie. They aren't really the same thing, but it helps you understand something new.

Now, it's time to get ready for the hike!

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