Friday, 22 April 2016

Archaeological Site of Delphi

Greece is a country full of archaeology and mythology and I would love to go there one day

Delphi - The "Tholos"
This postcard was sent by Elena

The Tholos at the sanctuary of Athena Pronoia (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόνοια, "Athena of forethought") is a circular building that was constructed between 380 and 360 BCE. It consisted of 20 Doric columns arranged with an exterior diameter of 14.76 meters, with 10 Corinthian columns in the interior.
The Tholos is located approximately a half a mile (800 m) from the main ruins at Delphi (at 38.480172°N 22.507886°E). Three of the Doric columns have been restored, making it the most popular site at Delphi for tourists to take photographs. Vitruvius (vii, introduction) notes Theodorus of Samos as the architect of the Round Building which is at Delphi. - in: wikipedia

No comments:

Post a Comment