Saturday, January 05, 2013

Athena Alea at Tegea, in Arcadia, September 2011

The final stop on the September 2011 Peloponnesian Road Trip was at the Temple of Athena Alea at Tegea, in Arcadia.
Temple of Alean Athena, Tegea (Arcadia), September 2011
The remains of Skopas' doric temple to Athena Alea
Much of the temple has been incorporated into the village church and other buildings and there is nothing that would have been visible above ground were it not for the excavation. What is visible is actually the Hellenistic era Doric-order temple undertaken by Skopas (of “Dancing Maenad” fame) after the classical temple had burned down.

For the rest of the road trip, click:

2011 peloponnesian road trip
2011 Peloponnesian road trip

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