Sanctuary of Zeus, Labraunda

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Carole Raddato
published on 10 January 2016

The Temple of Zeus at Labraunda in Caria (modern-day Turkey), built in the 4th century BCE with the Andron A (banqueting hall) in the background.
Labraunda is the home of the Sanctuary of Zeus Labraundos and is located in the mountains overlooking the plain of Milas. It was the most important sanctuary in Caria, especially in the 4th century BCE when King Mausolus, the satrap of Caria, made Labraunda his family sanctuary.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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