Paestum, Italy: Ancient Greek Temples
More info about travel to Italy: Paestum, just south of Italy's Amalfi Coast, was founded by Greeks in the sixth century B.C. Visitors to Paestum can see the remains of three impressive temples: the Temple of Ceres, the Temple of Hera, and the Temple of Neptune.
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Ancient Greek temples at Paestum, Italy
Ancient Greek Temples at Paestum: Hera I, c. 560-530 B.C.E., Archaic Period; Hera II, c. 460 B.C.E., Classical Period; Temple of Minerva, c. 500 B.C.E. Archaic Period. A conversation with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Paestum, Italy Virtual Walking Tour
Walk through the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Paestum. The ruins include three ancient Greek temples dating from 600 to 450 BC. The entire city covered almost 300 acres of which only 60 acres has been excavated.
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Paestum - Italy
Paestum is the classical Roman name of a major Graeco-Roman city in the Campania region of Italy. It is located in the north of Cilento, near the coast about 85 km SE of Naples in the province of Salerno, and belongs to the commune of Capaccio.( wikipedia)
Greek Temples in Italy Paestum 2018
Here in Italy believe it or not they actually do have Greek temples. Here at this site in Paestum, just south of Salerno or Naples there is Greek temples dedicated to Poseidon and Neptune also Zeus wife Hara.
Ancient Ruins of Paestum, Salerno Italy.
Peter and June's visit to Paestum 20th May 2011.
The three Doric temples of Paestum are said to be the best preserved Greek temples in the world.
Paestum was founded 600 B.C by Greeks from Sybaris (a Greek city in Calabria). In 273 B.C. the Romans took possession of the city.
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Paestum: Greek Ruins in Italy
Three well-preserved Greek temples, located in the small town of Paestum, near Salerno, Italy. The site was discovered in the 18th century and boasts the only well-preserved Greek ruins north of Sicily. The temples are situated in an open field, along with Roman ruins. A museum and a few commercial shops are nearby. Photographs by Gary and Lynette Taylor, taken in October 2012. Notice, there's hardly anyone there. Music: Clear Air by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com
Paestum (Italy) has three ancient Greek temples which are in a very good state of preservation
Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. After its foundation by Greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later the Romans. The Lucanians renamed it to Paistos and the Romans gave the city its current name.The ruins of Paestum are notable for their three ancient Greek temples which are in a very good state of preservation. Today the remains of the city are found in the modern frazione of the same name, which is part of the comune of Capaccio in the Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. According to Strabo the city was founded as Poseidonia by Greek colonists from Sybaris, which was an Achaean colony itself. The colonists had built fortifications close to the sea, but then decided to found the city further inland at a higher elevation. The fortifications might have been built to the south of Poseidonia on the promontory where Agropoli is now. According to the historical tradition the sanctuary to Poseidon was located there, after which the city would have been named. The date of Poseidonia's founding is not given by ancient sources, but the archaeological evidence gives a date of approximately 600 BC. Alternatively, the Sybarites may in fact have been Troezenians. Aristotle wrote that a group of Troezenians was expelled from Sybaris by the Achaeans after their joint founding of that city. Gaius Julius Solinus calls Paestum a Dorian colony and Strabo mentions that Troezen was once called Poseidonia.As a consequence it has been argued that Paestum was founded by the Troezenians referred to by Aristotle. Another hypothesis is that the Sybarites were aided by Dorians in their founding of Poseidonia.
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PAESTUM ITALY | The ancient GREEK city in ITALY
The visit to the Greek temples of Paestum is a perfect complement to the Amalfi Coast. Less than an hour by train from Salerno, the archaeological site of this ancient Greco-Roman city houses some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world. Founded as a Greek colony with the name of Poseidonia in the 7th century BC, the Romans changed their name to Paestum after conquering it several centuries later.
The fantastic state of conservation of the buildings is due to the abandonment of the city at the beginning of the Middle Ages, possibly due to the flooding of the surroundings and the presence of mosquitoes carrying malaria. This made Paestum remain in oblivion until the 18th century, when it was rediscovered by travelers and explorers of that time.
Of its three main Doric temples, the formerly named Temple of Neptune (whose cult is now attributed to Hera, but also to Zeus and even Apollo), is the most spectacular of them all. Immortalizing it at twilight with its beautiful illumination was my main photographic goal in Paestum.
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Paestum ruins - Salerno - Italy
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Paestum Italy - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Originally settled by Greeks in the 6th Century BC, Paestum was later occupied by Romans in 273 BC. This ancient Greco-Roman archaeological site in southern Italy is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is home to three extremely well preserved Doric Greek Temples and other ancient ruins – definitely a must see!!
Paestum Ruins Cilento Coast Italy
Paestum Ruins Cilento Coast Italy
Tensegrity® a Paestum, Italia/ Tensegrity® in Paestum, Italy
Unitevi a noi il 6 novembre, 7 e 8 , 2015 a Paestum Italia! Con il movimento e la danza Tensegrity® - e Theater of Infinity® (Teatro di Infinity) giocare in piccoli gruppi di sostegno, saremo guardiamo: Qual è il nostro destino? Come possiamo con gioia navigare verso di essa, e al suo interno?
Join us on November 6, 7 & 8, 2015 in Paestum Italy! With Tensegrity® movement and dance - and Theater of Infinity® play in small supportive groups, we will look at: What is our destiny? How can we joyfully navigate toward it, and within it?
Walking under the archway into the amphitheater ruins at Paestum - south of Salerno, Italy.
Paestum Italy - the “Temple of Neptune” or Hera
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There are three temples at Paestum. This is the largest and the best preserved. Built in about the mid-fifth century BC.
During the eighteenth century, it was thought this temple was dedicated to Poseidon-Neptune, the deity that gave the Greek city its name (Poseidonia).
However, the attribution to Neptune is still a matter of debate. The temple may have been dedicated to Hera, the main deity of the city.
Considering that a terracotta statue of Zeus was found in the vicinity, another hypothesis is that the temple was dedicated to the most important Greek deity, the husband of Hera and the father of Athena
Paestum ruins, Italy
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paestum ruins and great food
Italy, we explore ruins, Paestum, Oplontis and Ostia Antica
Exploring Greek and Roman ruins, a great way to spend part of our Italian trip. It is like living in the History Channel!!