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Didyma - Apollo Temple

Travel pictures from Türkiye Cumhurieti (Turkey)

by Dr. Günther Eichhorn


Didyma was an ancient oracle and temple of Ionia. It was famous for its Temple and Oracle of Apollo. After Delphi, it was the second most important oracle.

The impressive temple, the Didymaion, was built in the 6th century. It was destroyed by the Persians in 494 BCE. Only in 334 BCE was restoration started by Alexander the Great.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Apollo Temple Didyma
The Apollo Temple in Didyma, the Didymaion. (704k)
View Apollo Temple
Another view of the Apollo Temple. (670k)
Closeup Huge Columns
Closeup of the huge columns of the Didymaion. (633k)

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