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In 1863, the English architect John Turtle Wood (1821–90) resigned from a railway development project in western Turkey to begin his search at Ephesus for the Temple of Artemis, lost from view since the middle ages. In the first part of this well-illustrated 1877 publication, Wood describes the city and the initial excavations carried out with support from the British Museum. This survey of various structures concludes with Wood's work at the great theatre, where he found the Greek inscription that helped direct him to the correct location of the temple in 1869. Part II focuses on the exhausting four years that Wood spent excavating the temple, which was buried under many layers of sand. The appendix presents Greek and Latin inscriptions, with facing-page translations, from various Ephesian sites. Also reissued in this series, Edward Falkener's Ephesus (1862) includes a review of references to the temple in ancient writings.
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- Date Published: January 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108080651
- length: 594 pages
- dimensions: 253 x 178 x 30 mm
- weight: 1.09kg
- contains: 65 b/w illus. 4 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Brief description and history of the city of Ephesus
2. Excavations commenced
3. The odeum explored
4. The great theatre explored
5. Public buildings of the city
6. Search for the temple of Diana
1. Season 1869–70
2. Season 1870–1
3. Season 1871–2
4. Season 1872–3
5. Season 1873–4
6. Season 1873–4
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