Aegina, Temple dedicated to Athena Afea - Stairway (?) to heaven.

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Temple dedicated to Athena Afea - Saved 24 of 34 in total columns of the temple. Built in 480 BC after the battle of Salamis

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emzet on February 14, 2011

Awesome stairway to heaven.Thank you very much for your visit. Greetings from Poland.

Christos Theodorou on February 14, 2011

emzet - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

klaustschei on February 15, 2011

good interpretation;)

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 2011

klaustschei - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Silvy51 on February 20, 2011

ILIKE! very beautiful.

greetings, silvy

Christos Theodorou on February 20, 2011

Silvy51


Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Rafl on March 5, 2011

ILIKE god angolation temple! rafl

Christos Theodorou on March 5, 2011

Rafl - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Oleg Timofeev on March 14, 2011

Nice perspective. I love these angles - I think it's worship of God's creation and of human genius. Oleg.

Christos Theodorou on March 14, 2011

LegaTim - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on March 19, 2011

The temple which survives today dates from around 500-490 BC: it is the second, as the earliest Doric dating to 570-560 BC destroyed by fire around 510 BC Gradually the sanctuary of Aphaia declined thereafter and Athenian dominance in Aegina and only some repairs were made in the 4th century BC. By the end of the second century was abandoned. The temple is regarded as a top up of archaic architecture and believed that the temple was a model for the architects of Parthenon and Kallikrates.

The plateau of the hill to the northeast of the island seems to have established a small temple can not be found any trace of him. It was discovered during excavations on the foundations of the altar, which was in front of the temple. (from Wikipedia)

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