The Tholos of Delphi

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The most iconic monument of Delfi is –unexpectedly– not the temple of Apollo where the famous oracle was. It is the Tholos in the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, situated at the east end of the ancient city of Delphi; this … Continue reading


The Tholos of Epidaurus

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When describing the Sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidaurus, the ancient author Pausanias, mentions a round building near the temple of Asclepius, which he calls Tholos (i.e. round building) but fails to mention its use. Nevertheless he believes it is worth … Continue reading


Photo of the week: Nemea

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The Nemean games, held every two years, were not unlike the Olympic ones. They were also centered around another temple of Zeus, in another fertile valley, the valley of Nemea. Famous for its wine since antiquity, the area is renowned … Continue reading