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Early Ephesus (Room 82)

The Wolfson Gallery
600 475 BC

Closed until further notice

The site of ancient Ephesos (in modern-day Turkey) was excavated by the British archaeologist J T Wood (1805-1894) between 1863 and 1874. Wood was determined to find the site of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), which was listed in antiquity as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

He succeeded in 1869 and fragments of architectural sculpture from the archaic temple are on display in Room 82.

The gallery also contains archaic limestone sculpture from the Mediterranean island of Rhodes and from Naukratis, a Greek trading colony in the Egyptian Nile delta.