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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Heraion Samos





The Heraion of Samos was a great sanctuary in the southern region of Samos, 6 km southwest of the ancient city, in a low, marshy river basin near the sea. The Late Archaic Heraion of Samos was the first of the gigantic free-standing Ionic temples, but its predecessors at this site reached back to the Geometric Period of the 8th century BC,[1] or earlier.[2] The site of temple's ruins, with its sole standing column, was designated a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Pythagoreion in 1992. Wikipedia.



HERAION-SAMOS

10 comments:

  1. Those are some big, impressive, stone pieces!

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  2. Dear Leif, these are not just big, impressive, stone pieces!
    These are parts of a great culture and civilisation where we all of us West Europeans and Americans coming from ;)
    Best Regards to the States!

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  3. What a gorgeous carving in stone. Although I was not in Greece, I did visit Italy recently and marvel at what mankind was able to create in ancient times. Beautiful photo of shapes and patterns, indeed!

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  4. I'm so glad it has been designated as a World Heritage Site! It deserves to preserved!

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  5. Kalispera from Casa, Morocco!
    Great shot...
    About the history of Samos...huh,
    too much to understand! :) but beautiful!

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  6. Great photo of an amazing structure. It is very ancient.

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  7. love that closeup..outstanding

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  8. Oh questa immagine è meravigliosa !!!!
    Myriam :)

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