Didyma Temple of Apollo  The Persians destroyed the original 6th century BCE temple at the beginning of the 5th century BCE. The extant temple ruins belong to the unfinished second temple, whose construction began at the end of the 4th century BCE, under Alexander the Great’s patronage. The same architect was responsible for the temple of Artemis in Ephesus. A double line of 108 Ionic columns surrounded the temple. Heads of bulls, Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, and Leto decorated columns at the…

The Persians destroyed the unique sixth century BCE temple originally of the fifth century BCE. The extant temple ruins belong to the unfinished second te(.

Temple of Apollo at Didyma  An ancient sanctuary of Apollo, site of one of the most famous oracles of the Aegean region, close to the west coast of Asia Minor

Temple of Apollo at Didyma An ancient sanctuary of Apollo, site of one of the most famous oracles of the Aegean region, close to the west coast of Asia Minor

Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo at Didyma. During the Archaic Period, the Greeks started to build temples not for worship, but to house images of their gods

Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo at Didyma. During the Archaic Period, the Greeks began building temples to house the images of their God.

It's all in the details - beautiful carvings at the marble columns of Didyma.

It's all in the details - beautiful carvings at the marbel columns of Didyma, Turkey.

Resting cat at an ancient pedestal, Didyma, Turkey. Robyn Woodward©

Resting cat at an ancient pedestal, Didyma, Turkey.

Griffin on  a drum, Temple of Apollo, Didyma

Didyma - Hellenistic temple of Apollo on Turkey's west coast ( 300 BCE), column base with griffin

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