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Ancient Greek Temple

Ancient Greek temple
 in Greek paganism sanctuary, the abode of deities. Located, usually on a hill, in a picturesque place. Intended for the placement of images of deities, mostly sculptures. The main rituals - offering sacrifices, taking oaths, etc. took place outside. Meetings were also held there, outside the temple building. The temple owned the surrounding area (within the sanctuary), surrounded by a wall, which could house sacred groves, caves, springs or small idols. The temple itself often served as a place of preservation of donations from the faithful. Temple architecture was universal and most common in the Greek (Hellenistic) world, with the exception of the Hellenistic states of Asia (Bactria, Parthia) and North Africa (Egypt). Most temples were located astronomically
During the IX - VI centuries. B.C. temples evolved from simple houses of raw tsangli and wood into monumental, mathematically perfect stone buildings, with porticos and colonnades, more than 20 m high. They differed in style: Dorian, Ionic, Corinthian (from the III century BC) . The temples also differed in the plan of the building: they were mostly rectangular, less square or round. After the second century. B.C. construction of large temples declined. Contrary to popular belief, the temples were painted in bright colors of red and blue, contrasting with white marble; more affluent temples were decorated with gold, gilding, bas-reliefs and additional sculptures. The foundations were funded by polises (cities), city priests, or rulers of the Hellenistic era. The most famous temple is the Temple of Athena Pallas (Parthenon) on the Acropolis of Athens.

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