Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens

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Also known as the Theseum because of its decorative sculpture depicting the feats of Theseus, the Doric temple, built in 449 BCE, is situated in the agora of Athens. Hephaistos and Athena, as gods of crafts were worshipped here and within were bronze statues of the divinities.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, May 22). Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/677/temple-of-hephaistos--athena-athens/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 22, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/677/temple-of-hephaistos--athena-athens/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 May 2012. Web. 28 May 2024.

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