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Agrigento
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Agrigento

Agrigento (Greek: Akragas, Latin: Agrigentum) was a Greek-founded city-state located on the south coast of Sicily near the river Akragas (now S. Biagio) just 5 km from the sea. At its peak, the city may have had as many as 300,000 inhabitants...
Selinus
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Selinus

Selinus (or Selinous, modern: Selinunte), located on the south-west coast of Sicily, was founded in the mid-7th century BCE by Greek colonists from Megara Hyblaea on the eastern side of the island. Selinus was the most western Greek colony...
Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Caria, Turkey
Articleby Carole Raddato

Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Caria, Turkey

Located at the crossroads of many ancient civilizations, Turkey is a haven for archaeology lovers. Over the centuries, a succession of empires and kingdoms – Hittite, Lydian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and, finally, Ottoman – ruled...
Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
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Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

The temple of Poseidon was constructed in approx. 440 B.C., over the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic Period. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 70 m. The design of the temple is a typical hexastyle i.e. it had a front...
Temple of Hera I, Paestum
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Temple of Hera I, Paestum

The Temple of Hera I at Paestum (Italy), also known as the Basilica, is an archaic Doric temple constructed ca. 550 BCE. The temple is peripteral with 9×18 columns. The temple was a part of a larger enclosed sanctuary to Hera, a Heraion...
Temple of Hera II, Paestum
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Temple of Hera II, Paestum

The Temple of Hera II at Paestum (Italy), sometimes called the Temple of Neptune or the Temple of Poseidon (misnomers from the 18th century), is an archaic Doric temple constructed ca. 470-460 BCE. The temple is peripteral and hexastyle with...
Temple of Hera, Selinus
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Temple of Hera, Selinus

The Temple of Hera (aka Temple 'E'), from Selinus (Selinunte) in Sicily. The temple was dedicated to Hera in the 5th century BCE.
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome
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Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome

The Temple of Divus Antoninus Pius and Diva Faustina is an ancient Roman temple in Rome, adapted to the 17th century church of San Lorenzo in Miranda. It stands in the Forum Romanum, on the Via Sacra. The temple was begun in 141 CE by Antoninus...
Ain Dara Temple
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Ain Dara Temple

The Ain Dara temple is an Iron Age Syro-Hittite temple, located northwest of Aleppo, Syria, and dating to between the 10th and 8th century BC. It is noted for its similarities to Solomon's Temple as described in the Hebrew Bible. The surviving...
Roman Temple of Évora
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Roman Temple of Évora

The Roman Temple of Évora, also referred to as the Templo de Diana (albeit wrongly) is an ancient temple in the Portuguese city of Évora. The temple is believed to have been constructed around the first century CE, in homage to Augustus who...
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