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The Dying warrior by vasiliosgavrilis

From the east pediment of the Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, Greece, ca. 480 BCE.
The Temple of Aphaia was an example of the progress Greek architects had reached as far as the construction of the columns and the attractiveness of the facade. Most striking, though, is the juxtaposition of the pedimental statues put in place after construction had been completed

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Temple of Apollo Epikourios – The miracle of ancient sciences. by vasiliosgavrilis

The temple was dedicated to Apollo Epikourios (“Apollo the helper”). It was designed by Iktinos, architect at Athens of the Temple of Hephaestus and the Parthenon.This Temple is a miracle of ancient sciences. This Temple is rotate like a compass. It rotates around its axis at 50.2 seconds of arc, as much is the annual precession of the equinoxes in order to constantly see the same stellar point and mysteries do not end there, as the slope is formed artificially and the temple was placed on this follows the north-south axis in contrast with the other temples. To achieve sliding of the temple placed on the plate and a layer of clay and sea pebbles on these layers were placed the foundations of the temple.

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Greece. Rhodes. Quay at the port of Mandraki. by architecturalphotographer

The yacht on the background of the mills by architecturalphotographer

Mill on the background of the rising sun by architecturalphotographer

Knossos, Crete by vasiliosgavrilis

The name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The identification of Knossos with the Bronze Age site is supported by tradition and by the Roman coins that were scattered over the fields surrounding the pre-excavation site, then a large mound named Kephala Hill, elevation 85 m (279 ft) from current sea level. Many of them were inscribed with Knosion or Knos on the obverse and an image of a Minotaur or Labyrinth on the reverse, both symbols deriving from the myth of King Minos, supposed to have reigned from Knossos. The coins came from the Roman settlement of Colonia Julia Nobilis Cnossus, a Roman colony placed just to the north of, and politically including, Kephala. The Romans believed they had colonized Knossos. After excavation, the discovery of the Linear B tablets, and the decipherment of Linear B by Michael Ventris, the identification was confirmed by the reference to an administrative center,

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Fortress of St. Nicholas by architecturalphotographer

The fortress wall in the harbor at sunset by architecturalphotographer