Polygonal Wall, Delphi

Polygonal Wall: 548 BCE
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 Polygonal Wall is a retaining wall built in 548 B.C.E. after the destruction of the first Temple of Apollo. It supports the terrace on which the second Temple of Apollo stands. 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, retaining wall. Photographed by Scott Gilchrist, Archivision.
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