Compare And Contrast The Temple Of Artemis At Ephesus And Taj Mahal

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Sadaf Ebadi
HUM2210 Humanities
Professor: Wilson Kaiser
October 10, 2017


The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus vs the Taj Mahal
Two significant historical structures are compared in this essay which are The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Taj Mahal. These two architectural installations were created in different time periods and in different civilizations. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Taj Mahal both may have some similarities and several differences.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was constructed by Greek architectures in the mid-6th century BCE at Ephesus. (“The temple of Artemis,” 2012) This ancient Greek city was also known as the "City of the Mother Goddess" which explains the reason why Greeks decided to construct The Temple of Artemis there. (Mark, Cartwright, & Violatti, 2009) This Temple is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Temple of Artemis was built in honor of the goddess of the chastity, virginity, the hunt, the moon, and the natural environment, Artemis. She was daughter of Zeus, as soon as Artemis was born, she helped her mother give birth to her twin brother, thereby becoming the protector of childbirth and labor. She asked her father to grant her eternal chastity and virginity, and never gave in to any potential lovers; devoted to hunting and nature, she rejected marriage and love. (“Artemis pictures,” 1997) The ancient Greek Temple was built by a Crete

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