Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.
I’ve always been fascinated by ancient history and in 2013, my lifelong dream of exploring Greece came true. This was the birthplace of western civilization, politics and philosophy. Standing among those ancient ruins, I sensed the aura of past lives and was instantly transported back in time.
Today’s photos feature the temples of the Sacred Triangle. Included in this isosceles triangle are the Parthenon of Athens (north), the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion (south) and the Temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina (west).
The Parthenon. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece:
The Temple of Poseidon was constructed in 444–440 BC, over the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic period. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 metres (200 ft):
The Temple of Aphaia is located within a sanctuary complex on the Greek island of Aegina which lies in the Saronic Gulf. The extant temple of c. 500 BC was built over the remains of an earlier temple of c. 570 BC, which was destroyed by fire c. 510 BC:
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