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Joosse
08-07-2010, 04:42 AM
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The temple of Hera was built at the location that the Godess Hera was supposed to have been born on the Greek island of Samos.

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The temple of Hera is the largest Greek temple ever built. At itís height, the temple was bigger than the Parthenon, but now only very little of it remains.

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A single column of this colossal octastyle dipteral Ionic temple still stands, in the northeast corner.

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The surviving statues from the Temple have been removed and placed in the museum of Samos City (Vathy). This includes the giant 5 meter high Kouros, wich in turn is the largest surviving Greek statue.

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Lance Quazar
08-07-2010, 05:54 AM
That column is amazing. That must have been some temple!

Thanks for sharing, great pictures!

Stoo
08-07-2010, 07:28 AM
Wow, Juicy Joosse. I saw a loads of Greek stuff at the "Valley of the Temples" in Agrigento, Sicily but nothing as tall as that column. It's ENORMOUS!:eek: Did you make it to Delphi by any chance?

In a couple of weeks, I'll be at the Greek temples in Paestum, Italy where a scene from the '60s version of "Jason & the Argonauts" was filmed. Supposedly, Ulysses stopped by there on his Odyssey.

Joosse
08-09-2010, 07:38 AM
Yes, Lance. BIG BIG Temple!

;)

Wow, Juicy Joosse. I saw a loads of Greek stuff at the "Valley of the Temples" in Agrigento, Sicily but nothing as tall as that column. It's ENORMOUS!:eek:

It is quite impressive. Gives you an idea of how big the temple was.

Did you make it to Delphi by any chance?

Unfortunately no. I wanted to go, but it wasn't achievable. But now I did get to add both Greece and turkay to my list. :up:

In a couple of weeks, I'll be at the Greek temples in Paestum, Italy where a scene from the '60s version of "Jason & the Argonauts" was filmed.

Excellent!

I hope you'll be garcing us with pictures! :D

Supposedly, Ulysses stopped by there on his Odyssey.

Well, if his wanderings took him from the Aegean to Italy on his way to Ithaca, then he really was lost... ;)