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The Temple of Aphaea.

Aphaia (Greek Ἀφαία) was a Greek goddess who was worshipped exclusively at this sanctuary. The extant temple of circa 500 BC was built over the remains of an earlier temple of circa 570 BC, which was destroyed by fire circa 510 BC. The elements of this destroyed temple were buried in the infill for the larger, flat terrace of the later temple, and are thus well preserved. Abundant traces of paint remain on many of these buried fragments. There may have been another temple in the 7th century BC, also located on the same site, but it is thought to have been much smaller and simpler in terms of both plan and execution. Significant quantities of Late Bronze Age figurines have been discovered at the site, including proportionally large numbers of female figurines (kourotrophoi), indicating – perhaps – that cult activity at the site was continuous from the 14th cent. BC, suggesting a Minoan connection for the cult.The last temple is of an unusual plan and is also significant for its pedimental sculptures, which are thought to illustrate the change from Archaic to Early Classical technique. These sculptures are on display in the Glyptothek of Munich, with a number of fragments located in the museums at Aigina and on the site itself.

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Comments (440)

• Absolutely wonderful image of the marvelous archaeological place. Like a lot.

• by ♥ Kama ♥

Claude V on January 18

Great photo and nice compositionL&F, best wishes Claude.

Drika Bresil on January 24

Meu amigo seus olhos viram lugares fantástico, esse lugar por exemplo é precioso, , parabéns gostei muito saudações Adriana

HonzaPísek CZ on March 12

Very impressive ! LIKE ! Best regards , Honza

Nicola Manini on March 17

"Pilgrims"? Nobody seems around...

Anyway, this picture is just beautiful, congrats. L427

Ciao, Nick

Goldfoto on March 17

Wonderful historical ruins
very well taken
+ many greetings from Germany!

zhsv on March 18

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Wonderful shot !
You must be very happy with the result. LIKE ! All the best from Minsk !!! zhsv

Yunus Yavuz on March 19

Wonderful place, well taken. LIKE + FAV Greetings from Turkey. Yunus

Victor Gabriel on March 23

Foto maravilhosa! L&F. Saudações, Victor

IFL BO on March 29

Beautiful photo! YSL! Best wishes, Barbara

chienhaw on April 2


Bardzo wymowne zdjęcie związane z historią YSL-117/432 pozdrawiam i życzę miłego weekendu Waldemar

Karl Eggenmüller on April 8

Γειά σου αγαπητέ φίλε Νίκος,

ένα πανέμορφο ιστορικός τόπος!

YSL 118/433

Τις καλύτερες ευχές από τη Γερμανία και σας εύχομαι ένα ωραίο βράδυ,


B. Pappas on April 9

Εξαιρετική τοποθεσία, εξαιρετική θέα, εξαιρετική φωτογραφία! YSL 119/434! Χαιρετισμούς Βασίλης

Efstathios tav on April 9

Α+Α Ωραία σύνθεση!!!

121/436,EXCELLENT,friendly greetings,TEDDY

Melsen Felipe on April 25

Estupendo encuadre de estas antiguas ruinas, L. + Fav.

Un afectuoso saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Hans - PANO YES ! on May 10

The photographer as well may be a pilgrim to his roots of culture !!L&F!! Best regards, Hans

Kamalakar Anthati 14 days ago

Beautiful View,Excellent shot,
Greetings From India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

Nabin Basnet 5 days ago

beautiful picture and well captured. LIKE/FAV and greetings,Nabin

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  • Uploaded on March 16, 2012
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    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Taken on 2012/03/04 12:17:57
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/750)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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