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Ancient Greek temples images collection - photo gallery
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Reconstruction of the east site of Parthenon

Reconstruction of the east site of Parthenon

The Parthenon

The great temple of Athena Parthenos. 447-432 B.C. Highest achievement of ancient greek classical art and the most significant and representative monument of the athenian democracy at the height of its glory.

the Erectheion

Detail from the Erectheion

Statue of a youth

The Columns of Olympian Zeus as taken from the Acropolis.

The temple of Hephaistos

The temple of Hephaistos known as Theseion. Taken from the Acropolis.

The Philippeion

The Philippeion. Circular building of ionic order donated by Philip II after the battle of Chaeronea (338 B.C.). From the sanctuary of Olympia

The Temple of Hera

The Temple of Hera. The oldest temple of the Olympia Sanctuary, among the best specimens of archaic doric temple architecture (end of the 7th cent. B. C.)

The Temple of Zeus

The Temple of Zeus. Doric, peripteral temple with six columns at the narrow and thirteen columns at the long sides. From the Sanctuary of Olympia (470 - 457 B.C.)

The Tholos

The Tholos. Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. From Delphi.

The temple of Apollo

The temple of Apollo from Delphi.

The temple of Aphaia Athena

The temple of Aphaia Athena. From Aegina. Doric order 5th.c.BC.

The temple of Epikourios Apollo

Is one of the most important and best preserved monuments of the 5th cent. BC. It stand near the ancient Arkadian city of Phigaleia in the Western Peloponnese at an altitude of 1130 m. According to tradition its architect was Iktinos who designed the Parthenon. It is a peripteral temple in the Doric order with ionic elements in its interior, and at the south edge of the cella there is the first example of a Corinthian column.
The temple , 38.24x14.48 m at the level of the stylobate , is built of local limestone , marble being used in only a very few places. The marble plaques of the Ionic frieze , depicting scenes from the Centauromachy and the Amazonomachy , are nowadays housed in the British Museum.

The temple of Poseidon

The temple of Poseidon from the archaeological area of Sounion.

The temple of the Kabeirian

The temple of the Kabeirian. From the north Aegean island of Samothrace .

The Portara

The Portara. From the port of Naxos - Cyclades.


The Great Propylaia. From the archaeological area of Eleusis.





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