Didyma. Turkey. The inner sacred courtyard or Adytum of the colossal and grand 3rd century BC Greek Temple of Apollo. The Adytum is approximately 50 metres in length and within it towards its rear are the ruins of a small building known as Naiskos which served as an area for prayers and communications to the God Apollo. 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 marble Ionic columns that reached a height of 60 feet and with a diameter of 6 feet around the base.
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