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The majesty of the Doric columns of the building that was once the Koinon of the Poseidoniasts is evident in this exceptional photograph.

While it is difficult to imagine how this structure appeared when it was completed ca. 125 BC - 100 BC, we can still marvel at the precision and grandeur of its columns.

Attribution: Raffaele
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The fantastic image is of one of the great theaters of ancient Greece which was built on the island of Delos (Δήλος) around 280 BC, during the Hellenistic period.

The theater seated approximately 5,500 patrons who were dispersed in either the lower section of seats which had 26 rows, or the upper section which had 17 rows. To place this landmark in the proper geographical context, it is located south of the Sanctuary of Apollo.

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A rare image of the "Terrace of Lions" on the island of Delos bathed in the light of the celestial bodies.

While the original lions are sheltered in the Archaeological Museum of Delos (Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Δήλου) and these are copies based on the originals, there is nothing to detract from stunning photo.

Attribution: Teti Tsintila

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An exceptional photo of one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, that of the island of Delos.

On the right side of the image are the columns of the House of Dionysus which was a private house from the 2nd century BC. It was named as a result of a mosaic which depicted the ancient Greek god, Dionysus riding a panther.

Attribution: Vanessa Hart

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The abundance of color surrounding the 'Terrace of Lions' on Delos is absolutely sensational!!!
 
Don't you agree...I welcome any of your comments!
 
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If there is an image that has become synonymous with the island of Delos it is the iconic 'Terrace of Lions'. The lions that are outdoors are copies, since the originals were transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Delos (Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Δήλου) in 1999 to prevent erosion from the elements.

This fantastic black and white image of the original lions was taken by French photographer, Michel Gidon in 1959.

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A fantastic photograph by German photographer, Herbert List which was taken in 1937 of the House of Cleopatra and Dioscorides, an Athenian couple. This Cleopatra is not to be confused with the famous Egyptian queen.

The statue of Cleopatra is to the far right (headless) of the photograph.

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Another exceptional close-up of the magnificent 'Terrace of Lions' on the island of Delos.

The original "Lions" were transported in 1999 to the Archaeological Museum of Delos (Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Δήλου) so that they could be protected from the wind and rain which were eroding the originals.

Attribution: Bill Holsten

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A magnificent aerial view photo of the ancient Greek theater on the island of Delos.

While most of the theater lays in ruins, it did in ancient times seat an audience of approximately 5, 500. Situated south of the Sanctuary of Apollo, it was completed ca. 280 BC.

As with most of the other theaters of ancient Greece, Magna Graecia and Ionia, they were built on the side of a mountain, which provided the audience with a view of amazing beauty.

Attribution: Lifo

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There have so many fantastic photos that have been taken of The Terrace of Lions, however, this image is probably the most inventive since it was taken from a unique vantage point...enjoy!

To prevent any erosion as a result of the wind and sea water, the surviving lions were moved in 1999 to The Archaeological Museum of Delos (Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Δήλου).

Attribution: Gjon Mili - Life Collection - Getty Images

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