Temple of Apollo at Delphi

By: Breelyn Stover and Jenna Rumph

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Fun Facts!

Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. Delphi was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo

Build and Destroyed Dates

The temple of Apollo was first built around the 7th c. B.C. by the two legendary architects Trophonios and Agamedes. It was rebuilt after a fire in the 6th c. B.C.. and was named the "Temple of Alcmeonidae"

Apollo..

Apollo was a god of music, and he is often depicted playing a golden lyre. He was also known as the Archer, far shooting with a silver bow; the god of healing, giving the science of medicine to man; the god of light; and the god of truth. (Is multiple gods)

Who worshiped Apollo?

Well, Apollo Delphinios was a sea-god especially worshiped in Crete and in the islands, and his name indicates his connection with Delphi and the holy serpent Delphyn (Is God).

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Summary

Apollo was a Greek god, god of music, light etc. many people worshiped him. The temple of Apollo at Delphi was built around the 7th century, it was destroyed and rebuilt a few times (destroyed by earthquakes).

Works Cited

"Sacred Destinations." Sanctuary of Apollo. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.

"Delphi." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.

"Temple of Apollo at Delphi." Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.

"Apollo." Apollo. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.

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