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Monuments and photographs of Paestum

Temple of Athena

temple of athena      athena paestum     
Built towards 500 bC, three Christian medieval tombs were found under its ground.
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temple of Athena and pictures

Temple of Apollo (temple of Poseidon)

temple of apollo     temple poseidon     temple apollo      paestum - poseidon
It is the most recent temple of Paestum, built towards 450 bC. For a long time, one had believed that it was dedicated to Poseidon.
Voir temple of Hera - Apollo

Temple of Hera (Basilica)

temple of Herabasilica of Paestum
It is oldest temple, built towards 550 bC. This temple was know wrongly from the XVIIIth century as a Roman basilica.
More about temple of Hera - basilica

Streets, roads, forum, theatres

paestum road     paestum theater     forum paestum
In the center of the excavation site, there is the Roman forum, built on the Greek agora. There remain only hardly a half of the Roman amphittheatre. The other part having been shaven at the time of construction of the road in 1930. The inhabitants said that the engineer responsible of this work was condemned thereafter to a jail sentence.
More about Ancient Paestum city and photographs

Archaeological museum of Paestum

Archaeological museum of Paestum          

See Archaeological museum of Paestum - Halls and photographs



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