Temple of Poseidon: Western View (Sounion, Greece)

CG0031.jpg

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Title

Temple of Poseidon: Western View (Sounion, Greece)

Subject

Temple of Poseidon (Soúnio Cape, Greece)
Soúnio Cape (Greece)
Ancient Greek religion
Temples, Greek--Greece

Poseidon (Greek deity)
Classical Greece

Description

This photograph captures the western view of the great temple dedicated to the god of the seas, Poseidon. Built between 444 BCE and 440 BCE, this temple located at Cape Sounion proved to be one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the ancient world. As navel-centered power, the Greeks held Poseidon in high esteem, and travelers to this shrine would make sacrifices dedicated to the god in return for safe voyages across the seas.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

25-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
532 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0031

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
444 BCE - 440 BCE

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