Saturday, March 1, 2008

Temple of Hephaestus

Temple of Hephaestus, originally uploaded by Ava Babili.

The Temple of Hephaestus, also known as the Hephaesteum or Hephaesteion, in central ancient Athens, is the best-preserved ancient Greek temple in the world. It was also called the Theseion, or Temple of Theseus, due to a belief current in Byzantine times that the bones of the legendary Greek hero Theseus were buried there.

The Temple of Hephaestus was built in 449 BC on a site with a commanding view of the Athenian Agora.

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