Priene. Turkey. The ruins and the five re-erected columns of the 4th century Temple of Athena Polias at Priene which was considered one of the finest examples of Classical Ionic architecture. The designer of the temple was Pythius, the Greek architect who built The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and its construction was aided by the generous support of Alexander the Great who rested at Priene en-route to conquering Persia the Great. The building was totally destroyed by a massive earthquake during the middle ages.