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Paestum

Three Greek temples in the next bay round from the Bay of Naples

 

 

 

A late autumn walk around the temples of Paestum - Above, right, and below on the right the Temple of Neptune (but originally Apollo or Zeus) 450 BC, and below on the left the Temple of Hera - "the Basilica" - dating from 530 BC.  As with most Greek temple sites in Italy, the one in best nick is the one that was taken over by the Christians as a (basilica) church - in this case Neptune.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Temple of Ceres (but really Athena) 500 BC

 

 

Plus, in the museum, the internally frescoed coffin "of the diver" ....

 

 

 

 

Paestum in "The Art of the Fresco"

 

 

And ..... Metopes, votive offerings and vases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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