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#3070: Temple of Hera (550 BC)

Photo 3070: Temple of Hera (550 BC) - Paestum Archaeological Site

Photo Details

Photo ID
3070
Date
2008-04-09
Location
Paestum Archaeological Site
Description
The Temple of Hera is the oldest of the three temples, built about 550 BC. It is sometimes called the Basilica, based on an error of earlier archaeologists in thinking it was a Roman public building. Unlike the other temples, the dedication of this one is certain, thanks to inscriptions to the goddess Hera on the temple. An open-air altar was unearthed in front of the temple, where the faithful could attend rites and sacrifices without entering the cella (the holiest area accessed by priests).
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
2592 x 3888 px
File Size
6.54 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
40.421400° N, 15.005500° E
Date Digitized
April 9, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Credit
David Joyal