Temple of Aphaia

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nikolaos6 on October 28, 2007

The sanctuary of Aphaia on Aegina lies above the headland of Ayia Marina on a hill offering a panoramic view over the sea. It was originally thought that the temple of Aphaia was built in honour of Athena, whose figure dominated the two pediments. During excavations by German archaeologists in 1901, however, an inscription was found referring to the name of the local goddess Apha (Aphaia), making it clear that the temple was dedicated to Aphaia and not to Athena.

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