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Temple of Poseidon, Sounio

This Temple of Poseidon was destroyed during the Persian invasion however before it could be completed. Another was erected on its site, a marble Doric peripteral temple with 6 times 13 columns. There was a frieze above the cella (main inner room) as well as on the interior of the pteron with scenes from a centauromachy (battle with the centaurs) and a gigantomachy (battle with the giants). Parts of this frieze are in the Lavrion Museum.












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