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Sur cette photo on voit au premier plan les trois colonnes doriques reconstituées de la Tholos de Delphes. Entre les colonnes on aperçoit le site de Delphes à flanc de montagne. On distingue une sorte de chapelle, c'est le Trésor des Athéniens sur la voie Sacrée. C'est là où étaient conservées les offrandes. Cet édifice a été édifié vers 485 av JC avec le butin pris à Marathon.
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From the entrance of the site, continuing up the slope almost to the temple itself, are a large number of votive statues, and numerous treasuries. These were built by the various states — those overseas as well as those on the mainland — to commemorate victories and to thank the oracle for her advice, which was so important to those victories. The most impressive is the now-restored Athenian Treasury, built to commemorate the Athenians' victory at the Battle of Marathon.

The Tholos at the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia is a circular building that was constructed between 380 and 360 BC. It consisted of 20 Doric columns arranged with an exterior diameter of 14.76 meters, with 10 Corinthian columns in the interior.
The Tholos is located approximately a half-mile (800 m) from the main ruins at Delphi. Three of the Doric columns have been restored, making it the most popular site at Delphi for tourists to take photographs.

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Additional Photos by Jacques d'ABRIGEON (jafadabret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6642 W: 716 N: 11874] (56501)
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