Didyma. Turkey. Vaulted corridor entrance that leads to the inner sacred courtyard of the 3rd century BC Greek Temple of Apollo. Located on the west coast of Turkey, the Temple was erected on the site of an older temple destroyed by Darius I of Persia in 494 BC, the temple is nearly 120 metres long and 60 metres wide and is the 3rd largest Greek temple ever built after those of Ephesus and Samos. Only 3 columns remain today from the magnificent original 122 enormous Ionic columns that reached a height of 60 feet and with a diameter of 6 feet around the base. The stumps of the columns are also impressively large and display beautiful decorative carvings at their base.
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