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Monday, 13 August 2012

Delphi - The Sanctuary of Apollo


Delphi 








Siconyian Treasury 

Treasury of Athenians

The Rock of Sibyl




Stoa of Athenians and Temple of Apollo



The Gymnasium


The Tholos in the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia


Restored part of the Tholos

Treasury of Massilia

Doric Treasury
Gods and giants - north frieze of Siphnian Treasury

Greeks and Trojans - east frieze of Siphnian Treasury

Wild Boar metope - Treasury of Sikonyians

6th Century BC ivory figures

Warrior departing in a chariot 

Head probably of Apollo

Kouroi - Cleobis and Biton

Theseus fighting the Minotaur - Athenian Treasury




Inscription of Aemilius Paulus

Frieze depicting the Battle of Pydna 168 BC

The Charioteer

Christian basilica mosaic 5th century AD outside the Museum

9 comments:

  1. Very nice set of photos Cyrus.

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  2. Thanks Rodger and Christopher. Delphi is a very atmospheric place.

    Mike

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  3. great pics mate!

    love the mosaic can you switch it so its upright please?

    cheers
    Matt

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  4. Thanks Matt, it is upright it's just the way the photo was taken.

    Mike

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  5. Thanks for those. Your shots are much better than some in research books

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  6. Thanks Grimsby Mariner, Delphi is pretty photogenic...

    Mike

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  7. Nice, very cool to see the contrast between the early sculptures and friezes to the late ones! That Pydna frieze and the one above it with shielded cavalry (Tarantines?) is particularly interesting.

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  8. Thanks Peter, the cavalry could well be Tarentines...

    Mike

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