Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 22 May 2012
Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens

Also known as the Theseum because of its decorative sculpture depicting the feats of Theseus, the Doric temple, built in 449 BCE, is situated in the agora of Athens. Hephaistos and Athena, as gods of crafts were worshipped here and within were bronze statues of the divinities.


About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, May 22). Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/677/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 22, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/677/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 May 2012. Web. 18 Sep 2019.

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