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Snapshots

  1. Palaestra

    Snapshot Title: Palaestra
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    A palaestra was an ancient Greek wrestling school. It functioned like an athletic club where sports like wrestling and boxing were taught and practiced.

    Palaestras normally consisted of a rectang...



  2. Heraion

    Snapshot Title: Heraion
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    An temple dedicated to Hera built around 500 BC.

    Hera was the wife of Zeus and Queen of Heaven. Her bird was the peacock, the sign of ostentatious pride. She was the Goddess of marriage and women'...



  3. Ruins

    Snapshot Title: Ruins
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    Ruins of one of the three temples built for Apollo. Though it is difficult to imagine now, the Temple of Delians to Apollo was perhaps one of the impressive monuments on the island. One can see broken...



  4. House of the Masks

    Snapshot Title: House of the Masks
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    Near the theater (hidden by the hill) is a building complex of four houses, the most significant of which is called the House of the Masks. It is one of the more complete houses on the island. From ...



  5. House of Inopos

    Snapshot Title: House of Inopos
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    This group of private dwellings was named after one of few seasonal streams on the island, the Inopos, which occasionally flowed nearby.

    In antiquity the waters were considered sacred, and were ...



  6. Agora of the Italians

    Snapshot Title: Agora of the Italians
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    Columns from what was the Agora of the Italians. It was the largest structure on Delos, built around 110 BC.

    The size of the complex implies the Italian residents on Delos were prosperous. The Agor...



  7. Houses

    Snapshot Title: Houses
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    According to wikipedia the 2001 Greek census reported a population of 14 inhabitants on the island.

    However, since the French Archaeological School at Athens still has on going digs on the island t...



  8. Praetor Gaius Billienus

    Snapshot Title: Praetor Gaius Billienus
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    In the Stoa of Antigonos is the statue of the Praetor Gaius Billienus, erected in 100 BCE by Midas.



  9. Sacred Lake

    Snapshot Title: Sacred Lake
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    The Sacred Lake is an important part of Greek mythology. It has been drained and dry since 1925 to prevent disease and the spread of bacteria.

    In the center of the lake there is a single palm tree,...



  10. Doric column

    Snapshot Title: Doric column
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    A fluted Doric column.

    There are three orders in Ancient Greek architecture: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.

    Each order is most easily recognizable by the type of column used.



  11. Mount Kynthos

    Snapshot Title: Mount Kynthos
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    Mount Kynthos



  12. Temple of Hera

    Snapshot Title: Temple of Hera
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    Hera the Goddess of women and marriage. The temple to this Goddess was built around 500 BC.



  13. Delos lions

    Snapshot Title: Delos lions
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    Some of the most famous ruins on Delos are the lions.

    The lions stand in a row to the west of the Sacred Lake. They were dedicated by the Naxians in the 7th century BC. Originally there were more lio...



  14. Sanctuary to the Egyptian Gods

    Snapshot Title: Sanctuary to the Egyptian Gods
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    The Temple of Isis with two Doric columns in the front.

    This small Doric temple built at the beginning of the 2nd century BC and was repaired by the Athenians in around 135 BC.

    Isis was a goddess ...



  15. The Aegean

    Snapshot Title: The Aegean
    Taken by: Chris n Caroline S

    Image: Delos
    Image Owner: Chris n Caroline S



    Description:

    A view of the Aegean from Delos.