Altar of the Twelve Olympian Gods (Athens, Greece)

CG0019.jpg

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Title

Altar of the Twelve Olympian Gods (Athens, Greece)

Subject

Gods, Greek
Temples, Greek--Greece
Ancient Greek religion
Agora (Athens, Greece)
Athens (Greece)
Attikē (Greece)
Classical Greece

Description

This photograph depicts what remains of the area known as the Sanctuary of the Twelve Olympian Gods. Located in the Athenian Agora, this sacred space contained a temple dedicated to the chief members of the Greek Pantheon: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Ares, Hephaestus, Dionysus, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, and Aphrodite. The sanctuary was originally built by the Tyrant of Athens, Pisistratus, in 521 BCE, and it was from this point that all distances from the city of Athens were measured. It was, in effect, the heart of the Athenian city-state.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

30-May-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
540 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0019

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
Classical Greece (480 BCE - 323 BCE)

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