Found project: Tempio di Hera I


    Project : Tempio di Hera I

    Language variant : Temple of Hera I

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 550 BC (ca.)

    Locality : Paestum

    Country : Italy

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    Description :

    “The temple of Hera, built around 550 BC by Greek colonists, is the oldest surviving temple in Paestum. Eighteenth-century archaeologists named it ‘The Basilica’ because they mistakenly believed it to be a Roman building. A basilica in Roman times was a civil building, not a religious one. Inscriptions revealed that the goddess worshiped here was Hera. Later, an altar was unearthed in front of the temple, in the open-air site usual for a Greek altar; the faithful could attend rites and sacrifices without entering the cella.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paestum (July 20, 2011).

    Ed. Arto Kuorikoski



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