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The Tholos, sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi, is a  
circular building which may have replaced an earlier   
snake sanctuary.                                       
(370-360 BCE)                                          
Size: 13.5 m across

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The Tholos, sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi, is a circular building which...
The Tholos, sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi, is a  
circular building which may have replaced an earlier   
snake sanctuary.                                       
(370-360 BCE)                                          
Size: 13.5 m across

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The Tholos, sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi, is a circular building which...
The Plutonion, sanctuary of Hades, Eleusis. The grotto
behind the temple of Pluto was believed to be the
gateway to Hades, the Netherworld. According to myth,
this is the place of Persephone's abduction and return.

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The Plutonion, sanctuary of Hades, Eleusis. The grotto behind the temple of Plut...
City Wall and Lions' Gate, Mycenae. The wall encloses  
the acropolis (city-fortress) of the mythical Atrides  
family, of Agamemnon, Klytaemnestra, and Orestes.

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City Wall and Lions' Gate, Mycenae. The wall encloses the acropolis (city-fort...
The Lions' Gate, Mycenae, formed by two monoliths,     
topped by a triangular slab of grey limestone with     
the relief of two lionesses.                           
(1350 BCE)

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The Lions' Gate, Mycenae, formed by two monoliths, topped by a triangular s...
So-called Tomb of Agamemnon,or treasury of Atreus,     
Mycenae. Entrance to the circular tholos, the largest  
of the tholos-tombs discovered by Heinrich Schliemann.

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So-called Tomb of Agamemnon,or treasury of Atreus, Mycenae. Entrance to the...
So-called Tomb of Agamemnon, Mycenae, the largest of   
the Tholos tombs discovered by Heinrich Schliemann.

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So-called Tomb of Agamemnon, Mycenae, the largest of the Tholos tombs discove...
Dionysos sanctuary, Delos, monumental phallus with     
a relief of the phallus-bird, a symbol of the God,     
carried in procession or drawn on a chariot during     
Dionysian rites. Inscription says monuments were       
donated by Karystos, son of Asbelos. Around 300 BCE

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Dionysos sanctuary, Delos, monumental phallus with a relief of the phallus-...
Archaic lion on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of     
at least nine original lions still face the Sacred     
Lake.                                                  
Marble from Naxos

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Archaic lion on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of at least nine original l...
Archaic lion on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of     
at least nine original lions still face the Sacred     
Lake.                                                  
Marble from Naxos

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Archaic lion on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of at least nine original l...
Archaic lion on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of     
at least nine original lions still face the Sacred     
Lake.                                                  
Marble from Naxos

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Archaic lion on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of at least nine original l...
Four lions on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of       
at least nine original lions still face the Sacred     
Lake.                                                  
Marble from Naxos

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Four lions on the Lion's Terrace, Delos. Five of at least nine original l...