Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens. Completed 131 CE.
The Erechtheion, Athens
The 5th century BCE Erechtheion, the Acropolis, Athens.
Arts and Culture in Ancient Greece
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The Propylaea, the monumental gate entrance to the Athens acropolis. Architect: Mnesicles, c. 437–431 BCE.
The plan of the Propylaea, the monumental gate of the Athens acropolis, c. 437-431 BCE.
Column Drums, Olympia
Column drums from the temple of Zeus at Olympia, 457 BCE. The central hole can be clearly seen which, with a wooden peg, helped hold the column drums in place.
Cornice, Temple of Athena, Priene
The entablature of the Temple of Athena, Priene (Turkey), 340-156 BCE. The cornice decoration includes egg-and-tongue designs and also visible is a lion-head water spout.
Monolithic Columns, Corinth
The seven remaining columns of the Doric peripteral temple of Apollo at Corinth (550-530 BCE). The columns are monolithic, that is carved from a single piece of stone.
An akroterion (or acroterion), an architectural feature of Classical buildings, particularly temples where they were placed at the apex and extremities of the roof.
Aerial View of the Temple of Apollo, Miletus
An aerial view (2011 CE) of the temple of Apollo Didymaeus at Miletus (late 4th century BCE).