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Heraion archeological site!


At Cape Heraion or Melagkavi, the ruins of the famous temple of Hera. The Heraion consists of two parts, that is why the estimate was until recently that there were two sanctuaries dedicated to Hera Extreme (at the edge of the land) and Hera port (the port).

In the southern part of the sanctuary - Formerly known as the temple of Hera extreme-worship began during the Geometric period. Around 800 BC built the first apsidal temple of Hera, from which today no traces. In the 6th century. B.C. a new temple of Hera was built a little further west. Was dorikourythmou with rectangular plan and dimensions 10,30 × 31m. Accompanied by an altar in the east, which was elongated and was decorated triglyphs. In the 4th century. B.C. added around the altar 8 Ionic columns supporting a roof to protect the priests and the sacred fire from strong winds. Eastward was built in the 4th century. B.C. one two-storied arcade shape C, with Doric columns on the ground floor and Ionic columns on the first floor. A building that was discovered in the west of the Doric temple, has been interpreted as a religious market and commercial use.

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  • Uploaded on October 17, 2012
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    by makis-GREECE ®
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2010/05/01 13:52:41
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    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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