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Summary

Didyma: oracle of Apollo near Miletus. Didymaion

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Exact location
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Didyma, Milestone

Roman milestone

DIDYMA. roman road

roman road

Temple of Artemis at Didyma

Temple of Artemis at Didyma

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The temple of Apollo was built in the VIth century BC, but it was destroyed by the Persians to punish the Milletans for their rebellion. In 334 BC, Alexander the Great liberated the cities of Ionia. The construction of the new temple lasted for centuries and actually its decoration was never entirely completed. It is hypaethral temple without a roof.

 

Sources:

  1. Ekrem Akurgal, Ancient Civilisations and Ruins of Turkey: From Prehistoric Times until the end of the Roman Turkish Historical Society Press, Ankara 1970, pp. 222-231
  2. . http://www.livius.org/mi-mn/miletus/miletus-didyma.html
  3. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/greece/paganism/didyma.html

Siehe auch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didyma

http://www.muze.gov.tr/didyma