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The Ottoman Empire begins in modern-day Turkey

During the 16th and 17th centuries, at the height of its power under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire was a multinational, multilingual empire controlling most of Southeast Europe, parts of Central Europe, Western Asia, parts of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa.

Temple of Artemis

The Temple of Artemis as Ephesus is completed

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, also known as the Artemesium, was constructed in the mid 6th century BCE. It was located in Ephesus (modern Turkey), and was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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