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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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