That Time a Guy Destroyed One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Long considered the greatest of the so-called “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”, the Temple of Artemis located in modern-day Turkey consists of nothing more than a single column of marble surrounded by random pieces of debris. Famously destroyed and rebuilt multiple times over the centuries, the temple is most notable for being burned down by a guy who wanted to destroy the great temple for no other reason than to be remembered by history. This is the story of Herostratus.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Miniaturk_009.jpg
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