Friday, February 5, 2010

Temple of Aphaea

This is the temple of Aphaea (a local deity of fertility and agriculture at Egina) at the top of a mountain/huge hill. It was long forgotten in the ancient times as the local population was slaughtered and/or deported by the Athenians and not rediscovered until (semi) modern times.

The temple, dating to 500-490 BC to replace and older structure that burned down.

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