Gymnasium, Delphi, Greece

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6th Century BCE
The Gymnasium was a complex of buildings used by the youths of Delphi for their education and practice. It was constructed on two terraces: on the upper terrace was a stoa and a free open space used for running practice, and on the lower terrace was the palaestra, the pool and the baths (thermae). Renowned as a dwelling place of Apollo, Delphi is situated on the slope of Mount Parnassus, in Phocis about 6 miles inland from the Gulf of Corinth. Delphi is approximately 111 miles form Athens. Considered by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the earth, Delphi was once the site of an oracle of the earth goddess Gaea. The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment. Keywords: Greece, Central Greece and Euboea, Phocis, Delphi, Ancient Greek, Mediterranean. Photographed by Scott Gilchrist, Archivision.
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