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OSM location Temple of Hera II (Neptune)

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: Alex Biad, Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Adam Rabinowitz, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Jul 12, 2016 11:08 AM History
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Representative location based on a node derived from OpenStreetMap.


{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 15.0050313, 40.419813 ] }



Generic OSM Accuracy Assessment


  • Classical (Greco-Roman; 550 BC-330 BC) (confident)
  • Hellenistic Greek, Roman Republic (330 BC-30 BC) (confident)
  • Roman, early Empire (30 BC-AD 300) (confident)
  • Late Antique (AD 300-AD 640) (confident)

OpenStreetMap (Node 1243441408, version 3, osm:changeset=11175045, 2012-04-04T11:30:19Z)

The Temple of Hera II (formerly known as the Temple of Neptune or Poseidon) was built in Paestum between 460 and 450 BC. It is a Doric temple with its entrance oriented to the east. The Temple of Hera II is one of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples in the world, and its structure serves as a clear window into Classic Doric architecture. The frieze of the temple features triglyphs alternating with unsculpted metopes, which may have borne painted decoration or no decoration at all.

Though the temple was originally thought to be dedicated to Poseidon, the discovery of votive offerings related to Hera in consecrated pits nearby has led scholars to think that it was instead dedicated to that goddess. In the third century BC, Paestum was occupied by the Romans, who renovated the temple, adding a second altar and creating a path to the new forum through the sanctuary.

Location based on OpenStreetMap.