What most ancient way to get involved in an unpleasant incident?
Who does not dream to get involved in an unpleasant incident, to immortalize in memory national the name. Everyone trying to make it chooses the way: feats of arms, labor achievements, cultural masterpieces But one ancient Greek chose for perpetuating of a svy name in the history not a banal way – just burned the wonder of the world, Artemis's temple in the Hilt.
Artemis on beliefs of ancient Greeks was the goddess of hunting and hunters. In its images at it were always onions with a quiver of arrows and a little fallow deer. Except that she was goddess-hunter, Artemis was also an okhranitelnitsa of herds and a forest game. She was very much esteemed by Greeks, and therefore it is no wonder that in her honor the magnificent temple in the city the Hilt on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Asia Minor was erected.
the Temple was built on the swamp. There was it in 550 BC. In those days were very frequent in this region of an earthquake, here therefore it was decided by the architect Hersifron to build the temple on the marshy soil which would save the building from destruction. And that the swamp could not "drain in" the temple in the subsoil, dug a huge ditch and filled up it with charcoal and wool.
Artemis's Temple – the rectangular building from a tree and a stone. The roof kept on the classical columns standing in two ranks, 127 was their number. There are no detailed data on jewelry of the temple any data, but speak, it was magnificent.
the Fate of the temple of the goddess-hunter also was sad. In 356 Greek Herostratus movable by thirst of glory at any cost, set fire to him. It really became famous though glory of this sort paints nobody.