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Iraion. Samos. Greece. The lone 10 metre high column amongst the ruins of the foundations of the once Great Temple to Hera. This temple was the third of tyrant Polykrates engineering feats during his reign in the 6th century BC. In ancient times the column in view reached the amazing height of 20 metres and was one of a total of 155 columns used for the temple. The Great temple is in the main sanctuary of ancient Samos, located on the southeast coast, 6 km kilometres from Pythagoreio.
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