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Delphi was the sanctuary that grew rich and famous as the seat of Cybil, the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the classical world.
The ancient Greeks considered the center of the world to be here, marked by the stone known as the omphalos – the navel.
Throughout the sanctuary there were many statues, and numerous treasuries. These were built by the city states to commemorate the victories and to thank the oracle for her advice. One of them, the now-restored Athenian Treasury, was built to commemorate their victory over Persia at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
The main temple of the sanctuary is the 4th century BC Doric temple of Apollo, which was built over the remains of the earlier structure.
In 1896, at the temple of Apollo, archeologists found, the now famous, statue of a charioteer. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient bronze sculptures.
A short walk from the main archeological site is the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia with the famous Tholos of Delphi. It is a circular 4th century BC Doric temple with the three reconstructed columns. The visitors from Athens would have first seen this sanctuary as they approached Delphi.
Greece – land of ancient civilizations, beautiful Byzantine churches and soulful songs.
From the Parthenon to the wonderful islands in the Aegean Sea, the history, splendid country sides and the quaint small towns – Greece is magical.
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Delphi Tholos Reconstruction – Linda Clark, Pinterest
Omphalos – Delphi Museum
Delphic Cybil – Michelangelo
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