Sunday, September 4, 2011

5 Shrine of the Most Famous Greek

5. Temple of Poseidon, Sounion 

Located at the southern tip of Attica peninsula in Greece, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, 3 sides surrounded by sea. The temple was built in approx. 440 BC, on the ruins of temples from the Archaic Period. Only a few columns Temple of Poseidon stand, but if intact, this temple will resemble the Temple of Hephaestus at the Acropolis, this may be because it was designed by the same architect.

4. Temple of Zeus, Cyrene 

Cyrene is the most important of the five Greek colony in Libya today. This temple was destroyed during the Jewish revolt in 115, and returns both 5 years later because it was built again by the Romans on the orders of Emperor Hadrian. In the year 365, the quake caused the temple to collapse again and not rebuilt until the modern era by the British and Italian archaeologists. This temple is bigger than the Parthenon, a reflection of the richness and importance of Cyrene in the ancient Greek world. 

3. Erechtheum 

The Erechtheum is an ancient Greek temple in the Ionic style of the north side of the Acropolis of Athens. The temple was built between 421 and 407 BC. Its name comes Erikhthonios, the Greek hero. This temple is probably most famous for the typical terrace supported by six female figures known as Caryatids. 

2. Temple of Apollo Epicurius 

Located on a remote mountainside in the Peloponnese, the Temple of Apollo at Bassae Epicurius is well-preserved Greek temples and unusual. It was built somewhere between 450 and 400 BC. The temple is aligned north-south, unlike most of the Greek temple is aligned east-west. The temple is unusual in that it has examples of all three commands used in classical architecture of ancient Greece. Form of Doric columns while Ionic peristyle porch support columns and Corinthian columns in the interior features. Temple of Apollo Epicurius currently covered under the tent to protect the ruins from the elements.

1. Doric Temple of Segesta 

Located in the northwestern part of Sicily, Segesta is one of the major cities of the Elymian, one of the three indigenous peoples of Sicily. Elymian mixed population of Segesta and Greece, although Elymians soon Hellenized and took the external characteristics of Greek life. Doric Temple which is located just outside the ancient site is well maintained. It is built in the late fifth century BC and has a 6 × 14 columns. and the temple also appears to have a shortage roof over the main room.

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