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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Temple of Aphaia

DDD3455 [Temple of Aphaia]
  Seen from East

 The Temple of Aphaia stands on a hill in the north-eastern part of the Greek island of Aegina. It is interesting to know that its location forms an isosceles triangle with the Parthenon in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio. The Temple was originally built in the 8th century BC and rebuilt in 560 BC but in the pictures here we see its 3rd construction that has been standing there since about 500 BC. It was dedicated to a Cretan goddess and was wealthily decorated with sculptures that one can see today in the Munich Glyptothek.

DDD3465 [Temple of Aphaia]

Seen fom West

Photographed in Aegina on August 30, 2013

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