Wednesday, February 3, 2016

8 Most Famous Greek Temples




1. Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus

Despite the fact that just a couple of segments stay of the Temple of Olympia Zeus in Athens it doesn't take much creative energy to understand this was one tremendous sanctuary. Development started in the sixth century BC amid the guideline of the Athenian despots, who visualized building the best sanctuary in the old world, yet it was not finished until the rule of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the second century AD around 638 years after the undertaking had started.

Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus

Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus



8 Most Famous Greek Temples 


2. Sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounion

Situated at the southernmost tip of the Attica landmass in Greece, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion is encompassed on three sides by the ocean. It was developed in approx. 440 BC, over the vestiges of a sanctuary dating from the Archaic Period. Just a few segments of the Temple of Poseidon stand today, however in place it would have nearly taken after the Temple of Hephaestus underneath the Acropolis, which might have been composed by the same planner.

3. Sanctuary of Zeus at Cyrene

Cyrene was the most imperative of the five Greek provinces in present-day Libya. High up from whatever is left of the city, lies the Temple of Zeus, going back to the fifth century BC. It was demolished amid a Jewish defiance in 115 AD, and was restored 5 years after the fact by the Romans on request of Emperor Hadrian. In 365 AD a seismic tremor lessened the sanctuary to rubble again and it was not modified until cutting edge times by British and Italian archeologists. This sanctuary is bigger than the Parthenon, an impression of the riches and significance of Cyrene in the old Greek world.

4. Erechtheum

The Erechtheum is an old Greek sanctuary of Ionic style on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens. The sanctuary as seen today was worked somewhere around 421 and 407 BC. The name, of famous birthplace, is gotten from a hallowed place devoted to the Greek legend Erichthonius. The sanctuary is presumably most renowned for its unmistakable yard upheld by six female figures known as the Caryatids.

5. Sanctuary of Apollo Epicurius

Situated on a remote mountainside in the Peloponnese, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae is an all around safeguarded and strange Greek sanctuary. It was constructed some place somewhere around 450 and 400 BC. The sanctuary is adjusted north-south, as opposed to the greater part of Greek sanctuaries which are adjusted east-west. The sanctuary of Apollo Epicurius is in no time secured in a tent keeping in mind the end goal to shield the remnants from the components.

6. Doric Temple of Segesta

Situated in the northwestern piece of Sicily, Segesta was one of the significant urban areas of the Elymian individuals, one of the three indigenous people groups of Sicily. The number of inhabitants in Segesta was blended Elymian and Greek. The Doric sanctuary that lies simply outside the antiquated site is all around saved. It was implicit the late fifth century BC and has 6×14 Doric segments. There is some confirmation that the sanctuary was never really wrapped up.

7. Paestum

Paestum is an antiquated Greco-Roman city in southern Italy, not a long way from the shoreline. The side gloats three all around safeguarded Greek sanctuaries. The most established sanctuary in Paestum is the Temple of Hera, worked around 550 BC by Greek homesteaders. The close-by sanctuary was worked around a century later and was additionally devoted to Hera, the goddess of marriage and labor. Advance away stand the Temple of Athena.

8. Sanctuary of Hephaestus

Situated underneath the celebrated Acropolis, the Temple of Hephaestus is the best-saved Greek sanctuary on the planet, despite the fact that it is far less known not distinguished neighbor. The sanctuary was inherent the fifth century BC in a locale which contained numerous foundries and metalwork shops. It was in this manner devoted to Hephaestos, the lord of metal working. The Temple of Hephaestus was planned by Ictinus, one of the draftsmen who likewise dealt with the Parthenon

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