Sunday, September 4, 2011

3 Shrine of the Most Famous Greek

3. Paestum 
Paestum is an ancient Greco-Roman city in southern Italy, not far from the beach. The city offers three Greek temples are maintained. Is the oldest temple in Paestum Temple of Hera, built around 550 BC by Greek colonists. Nearby temple was built around a century later and is also dedicated to Hera, the goddess of marriage and childbirth. Further up the Temple of Athena was built around 500 BC.

2. Temple of Hephaestus 
Located about 500 meters north-west of the famous Acropolis, the Temple of Hephaestus is the best preserved Greek temples in the world, though far less known than the famous neighbors. This temple was built in the 5th century BC in a district that contains many foundries and metal shops. It is therefore dedicated to Hephaestos, the god of metal working. Temple of Hephaestus designed by Ictinus, one of the architects who worked on the Parthenon.

1. Valley of the Temples 
Situated on a ridge outside the town of Agrigento, the rest of the seven Greek temple is called the Valley Temple. Temple of Concordia, was built in the 5th century BC, is one of the largest best preserved Doric temples in a style that is still standing. Other temples include the Temple of Juno, which is used for wedding celebrations, and the Temple of Heracles, the oldest temple at the site which currently only consists of 8 columns.

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