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Imagery location of Temple of Apollo at Metropolis

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: Dan Diffendale
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jun 04, 2018 01:52 PM History

temple

{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 21.819391, 39.333657 ] }

Substantive

Certain

Google Earth and Partners Imagery 2013

central point

  • Archaic (Greco-Roman; 750-550 BCE/BC) (confident)
  • Classical (Greco-Roman; 550 BC-330 BC) (confident)
  • Hellenistic Greek, Roman Republic (330 BC-30 BC) (confident)

Pleiades

A peripteral Doric temple built in the mid-6th c. BCE and destroyed by fire in the 2nd c. BCE. The temple faces east, and was built of mudbrick on foundations of local sandstone, with sandstone column drums and a terracotta roof. A 4th c. BCE dedicatory inscription found in the cella attests the worship of Apollo. The structure was discovered in 1994 following the activity of looters.