this reconstruction the fifth and last Temple of the Ephesian
Artemis is shown, not cold and white as we have grown to think
of Greek temples, but glittering with the colours and the metal
and the marble of actuality. In it were to be found the most
priceless works of art of the age and countless hoards of treasure
deposited there for safety by the Asiatic states.
about 350BC, it was not yet complete when Alexander the Great
visited Ephesus in 334, and the Ephesians jealously refused
to accept his offer to bear this heavy cost of construction.
From Wonders of The Past