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Temple of Concordia (1)

2012.07.16
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April 14, 2012

Due to its good state of preservation, the Temple of Concordia is ranked amongst the most notable edifices of the Greek civilization existing today. It has a peristatis of 6 x 13 columns built over a basement of 39.44 x 16.91 m; each Doric column has twenty grooves and a slight entasis, and is surmounted by an architrave with triglyphs and metopes; also perfectly preserved are the tympani. The cella, preceded by a pronaos, is accessed by a single step; also existing are the pylons with the stairs which allowed to reach the roof and, over the cella's walls and in the blocks of the peristasis entablature, the holes for the wooden beam of the ceiling. The exterior and the interior of the temple were covered by polychrome stucco. The upper frame had gutters with lion-like protomes, while the roof was covered by marble tiles.
8 Comments
josy63 Effectivement son état de conservation est remarquable !
J'aime beaucoup la vue que vous avez saisie en 4
josy63 · 2012-07-10: 01:54
momotaro This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
momotaro · 2012-07-10: 02:55
finbarr Fantastic shots !!
finbarr · 2012-07-10: 02:58
Lsample Great set!
Lsample · 2012-07-10: 08:39
darfoster Stunning shots of this amazing structure!
darfoster · 2012-07-10: 10:24
Dropblue All of them are said very beautifully..thnx !!
Dropblue · 2012-07-10: 12:43
atszabo Come on, #5! This tree must be photoshopped there for special effect, you better confess! No such thing in reality, or?
atszabo · 2012-07-10: 13:34
NellyBly Thank you for the description of this beautiful temple..Oh the landscape is magnificent! Like #2 and 3 very much.
NellyBly · 2012-07-10: 19:29
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