Visual Timeline: Temple

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12000 BCE: Construction of Gobekli Tepe Temple, oldest temple in the world.
 
 
4500 BCE: The Sumerians built their first temple.
 
3500 BCE: Ness of Brodgar in use as religious site in Orkney, Scotland.
 
950 BCE: Solomon builds the first Temple of Jerusalem.
 
 
800 BCE: The site of Delphi first acquires a religious significance.
 
 
700 BCE: Sanctuary of Poseidon built at Isthmia.
 
 
700 BCE: The temple of Apollo is built on the island of Delos.
 
 
650 BCE - 600 BCE: Heraion, temple dedicated to Hera built at Olympia.
 
 
650 BCE: The first temple in honour of Apollo is built at Delphi.
 
 
550 BCE: The temple of Apollo is constructed at Corinth.
 
 
510 BCE: The second temple to Apollo is constructed at Delphi, replacing the first temple destroyed by fire.
 
510 BCE: The temple of Hercules is built at Agrigento.
 
 
484 BCE: The first temple of Castor & Pollux is dedicated in Rome by Aulus Postumius following his victory over the Latins at the Battle of Lake Regillus.
 
480 BCE: The huge temple of Zeus is built at Agrigento.
 
478 BCE: Temple of Confucius built at Qufu, China.
 
 
457 BCE - 460 BCE: Temple of Zeus is built at Olympia with a statue of Apollo dominating the west pediment and containing the cult statue of Zeus by Pheidias.
 
 
456 BCE: The cult statue of Zeus by Phidias is dedicated in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 
 
450 BCE - 430 BCE: The Temple of Concordia is built at Agrigento.
 
 
449 BCE: The Hephaisteion, temple to Athena & Hephaistos, built in Athens.
 
447 BCE - 432 BCE: The construction of the Parthenon in Athens by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates under the direction of Pheidias.
 
 
444 BCE - 440 BCE: Temple of Poseidon at Sounion re-built.
 
 
425 BCE - 420 BCE: The Temple dedicated to Athena Nike is constructed on the acropolis of Athens.
 
 
421 BCE - 406 BCE: The Erechtheion of Athens acropolis is constructed with six Caryatids in the south porch.
 
417 BCE: The Doric temple of Segesta is built.
 
 
380 BCE - 375 BCE: Temple to Asclepius constructed at Epidaurus.
 
 
342 BCE: Fire destroys the 6th century BCE temple to Athena at Lindos, Rhodes and is replaced by a new one.
 
 
330 BCE: Temple of Zeus built at Nemea.
 
 
330 BCE: The third temple to Apollo is constructed at Delphi, replacing the earlier temple damaged by earthquake.
 
 
320 BCE: Temple dedicated to Aphrodite constructed at Epidaurus.
 
 
301 BCE - 320 BCE: Doric temple to Athena and fortifications of Lysimachos built at Troy.
 
 
225 BCE - 150 BCE: The Temple of Hercules is built at Ostia.
 
1 CE - 100 CE: Construction of the temple of Jupiter Baal by the Romans at Baalbek.
 
 
14 CE: The Temple of Rome and Augustus is built at Ostia.
 
 
1122 CE: Construction begins of the Hindu temple at Angkor Wat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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