Treasury of the Athenians (Delphi, Greece)

CG0023.jpg

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Title

Treasury of the Athenians (Delphi, Greece)

Subject

Treasury of the Athenians (Delphi)
Delphoi (Greece)
Attikē (Greece)
Classical Greece
Marathon, Battle of, Greece, 490 B.C

Description

This photograph depicts the reconstructed Treasury of the Athenians. Located on the Sacred Way leading up to the Temple of Apollo, this treasury was built to house the offerings dedicated to the god on behalf of the Athenian state. More specifically, this particular building was constructed in thanksgiving for Apollo's help during the infamous Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE; a battle that witnessed the defeat of the Persian forces lead by Darius at the hands of the Athenians. This traditional Doric structure contains many metopes depicting events in the lives of Athens' two greatest legendary heroes: Theseus and Hercules.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

26-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
519 K1B
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0023

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
490 BCE - 390 CE

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