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Magnesia on the Maeander, 2004.

Magnesia on the Maeander, 2004. Magnesia was an inland Greek city southeast of Ephesos. The colonnade faces the gateway between the agora, or central marketplace (partly excavated below), and the sacred precinct and temple of Artemis of the White Brow (on the level area above). Completed in the 2nd century AD, the temple of Artemis was one of the finest in Asia Minor. An enormous frieze showing Amazons decorated the temple, now utterly destroyed. In the early 1890s German archaeologists excavated the entire area, but river floods have silted most of it over again.

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