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Running head: MET 1 Met Digital Fieldtrip Emily Katz Introduction to Humanities: HUMN303N Winter 2019
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MET 2 Introduction The piece of architecture I chose for this assignment is from the Digital Met Museum is the Marble column from the Temple of Artemis at Sardis . Which was retrieved from History This column served as a support system for the Temple of Artemis; once located in Sardis, which is now known as modern day Turkey. It was an iconic column that used to stand fifty-eight feet high as part of the Artemis temple. This piece of art specifically belongs to the Hellenistic period, and dates back to 300 B.C. ( Artemis, 2017). It was carved by hand by a craftsman out of local marble. Mortar was not used as the markers of the temple of Artemis because it was tightly put together. Metal fittings, created by the metal workers that they hired, were used as reinforcement for the stone blocks. I’ve learned that the temple that held the column was put in place to worship and honor the Greek Goddess of Artemis. The Greek Goddess of virginity,
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