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Further reaping the milk of Magnesia

Text by our correspondent from Didyma, Glenn Maffia. Photos by Carole Raddato.

Given the tremendous feedback from my previous article, I delved a little deeper into the ancient city of Magnesia on the Maeander to relay a brief description of Magnesia’s turbulent history, the city’s main deity Artemis and specifically her temple, whilst also expanding further upon the Temple of Zeus.

Statues from the Temple of Artemis in Magnesia
Statues from the Temple of Artemis in Magnesia

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The Temple of Zeus at Magnesia on the Meander

From our correspondent Glenn Maffia residing in Didyma

Though having passed the site of Magnesia ad Maeandrum (Magnesia on the Meander) on innumerable occasions, I must guiltily admit that time always seemed to elude me. The constant promise of “next time” just never materialized. To be honest, from the road the site looks less than inspiring, just sturdy city walls and the odd jutting column peeking over the parapet.

Magnesia on the Meander - the Temple of Zeus
Magnesia on the Meander - the Temple of Zeus

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Where is the academic literature?

From our correspondent Glenn Maffia residing in Didyma

As Turkish Archaeological News (TAN) readers know full well, I have been writing about the local archaeology for many years within ancient Didyma, and have recently begun to cover interesting events which have caught my notice in Miletus. It is something I find particularly fascinating and intriguing.

Temple of Apollo in Didyma
Temple of Apollo in Didyma

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