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| Poseidonia Temple of Hera |
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|Description ||Temple of Hera, this is the oldest temple at Poseidonia / Paestum built from around 550BCE in the doric style.|
The interior is split into two naves and with the absence of any religious features this led early historians and archaeologists to suggest that this may be a civil building possibly Roman in date, this led to the temple becoming known as the Basilica. An alter was later discovered just outside the temple, futher discoveries were made of terracotta statues and other offerings which led to it being established that this temple was in fact dedicated to Hera (Juno) worshipped as the goddess of fertility and motherhood.
Temple of Hera ' the Basilica' from the east. Some restoration / conservation work was taking place at the time of my visit in April 1999.
| Bad luck to be there during reconstruction.|
They must look good without the scaffolding.
|h fenton |
| behind this temple you can see more scaffolding, somewhere beneath it is the Temple of Poseidon, probably the impressive of the three large temples on this site.|
I'm used to scaffolding everywhere
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