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Stoa of Philippos – Delos by vasiliosgavrilis

This imposing stoa was constructed by Philippos V of Macedonia in 210 BC, in honour of Apollo. It is 72 metres long and 11 metres wide, and used to be supported by 16 Doric columns.

This dedicatory inscription, “The king of the Macedonians, Philippos, son of the King Demetrios, dadicates this to Apollo”, is still legible.

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The Trumpeters by LindaEdgecombPhotography

The angel trumpeters on the Classical Corinthian Order Colonnade at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas…Each angel is made of marble…and each column is decorated with acanthus leaves…Please check out my friend Glenn Dipaola’s beautiful edition of this same place….:))) I want to thank all of you , my dear friends for your endless kindness always!! ^_^

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Symi island panorama by GeorgePapapostolou

Symi island Greece panorama from above!!!!!

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ORTAHISAR, the Greek Town in Cappadocia/Turkey by popibraga

Ortahisar is a historic town of Cappadocia, belonging to the district of the province of Nevsehir Urgup, in the region of central Anatolia in Turkey. It is located in the south-east edge of the national park of Göreme, at an altitude of 1200 m. The houses are built not dug into the rock and are of Greek origin

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Heraion of Perachora by vasiliosgavrilis

The Heraion of Perachora was a sanctuary of the goddess Hera situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf at the end of the Perachora peninsula. In addition to a temple of Hera of unusual construction and antiquity, the remains of a number of other structures have also been found, including a L-shaped stoa, a large cistern, dining rooms, and a second potential temple.

There is a legend recounted in Euripides that Medea buried her murdered children at a sanctuary of Hera Akraia as she fled from Corinth. This may be a reference to this site. Herodotus tells the story of Periander stripping the clothes off of the Corinthian women at a sanctuary of Hera. In the 1st century CE, the Greek historian Strabo wrote that there was an oracle associated with the sanctuary.

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