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An amazing photograph from Paestum in southern Italy of the ancient Greek Temple of Athena (ca. 500 BC) enveloped in fog.

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An outstanding aerial photo of the ruins of the Temple of Apollo on Naxos and its iconic doorway (Portara).

All that remains of the Temple of Apollo on the island of Naxos is its majestic doorway (Portara), which was built around 530 BC.

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A beautiful photo of the stately Doric columns of the Temple of Zeus (ca. 330 BC) at Nemea. There is a project where six Doric columns were re-erected from blocks on and around site and this venture will continue in the future with more additional columns.
 
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A brilliant photo of the ancient Greek Temple of Hephaestus in Athens and its magnificent Doric columns.

The temple of today pretty much appears the same as when it was built over two millennia, taking into consideration the weathering due to the elements.

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The beauty of the colossal ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens is enhanced by the layer of lustrous snow.

Dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, the temple wasn't completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, despite construction having started in the 6th century BC.

Even though the temple has been denuded of much of its material, its grandeur is still apparent in this image.

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The beauty of Corinth has increased exponentially with the snowfall around the Temple of Apollo and the surrounding countryside.

Of the original 38 Doric columns, seven remain today, however, despite most of the pillars having suffered the ravages of time, there is still a beauty and timeless appeal which is evident with the photo.

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The glorious ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Corinth were captured in 1937 by Herbert List in this fabulous photograph.

The temple which has been dated to around 540 BC was built to replace an earlier temple from the 7th century BC. Only seven of the the 38 original columns have survived, which were of the Doric order. However, they still have retained a majestic quality even after surviving a massive earthquake which destroyed most of the structure.

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Two of the magnificent columns which survive of the Temple of Heracles which is located in the rich archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) in Agrigento, Sicily.

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An outstanding photo of the Temple of Olympian Zeus which was photographed by Francis Bedford on May 31st, 1862. In the background is the Acropolis and its most prominent feature, the celebrated Parthenon.

An earlier temple was constructed ca. 550 BC by the Athenian ruler Pisistratus (Πεισίστρατος), however, it was demolished following his death. Several decades later, construction began on the Temple of Olympian Zeus around 520 BC by Pisistratus' two sons, Hippias (Ἱππίας ὁ Ἀθηναῖος) and Hipparchos (Ἵππαρχος). After many delays the structure was completed by the Roman emperor, Hadrian in the 2nd century AD.

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Despite the ravages of time, there is still a majesty that surrounds the Temple of Apollo in Corinth even though only seven of its original 38 Doric columns have survived.

Photo-Christos Panagiotidis

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