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Von Woyski, Klaus & Helmut Becker,  AA (1980:38)

Pausanias, X 35, 47

Felsch, R.G.S., "Apollon und Artemis" Rericht von der Grabungen in nev entdeck Keiligtumber Kalopodi 1973-1977" AA 38

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Kalopodi  Apollo  426  BC


The temple ruins of Apollo rest near the small village of Kalapodi in central Greece. The temple was destroyed by the Persians, according to the 2nd century Greek geographer Pausanias, and left “for all time as monuments of hatred..." of the Persians. After the Phocians successfully defeated the Thessalians in the 6th century, they filled the temple of Kalapodi with spoils from the war, including 2,000 shields taken from the slain Thessalians after the battle. There is a smaller temple to Apollo dated to the 6th Century BCE just south of it which measured 26 meters by 14 meters which had 11 by 6 Doric columns.

Excavations have been conducted on-site since 2004 by an international team of archaeologists led by Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, director of the Athens branch of the German Archaeological Institute. Archaeologists have found numerous votive offerings to the Apollonian, including those made of bronze and ceramics. So far, eight temples have been excavated at this site, dating from the Mycenaean to the Archaic period.

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