Temple of Apollo, Pompeii

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The Temple of Apollo is a Roman temple dedicated to the Greek and Roman god Apollo in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, southern Italy.
Facing the northern side of the town, it is the town's most important religious building and has very ancient state of origin. The cult of Apollo, imported from Greece, was very widespread in Campania, and (from excavations in the temple's vicinity) is attested in Pompeii since the 6th century BC. The sanctuary gained its present appearance in a 2nd-century BC rebuild and another reconstruction to repair the damage from the 62 earthquake (repairs left incomplete at the time of the eruption). The temple, in the center of a sacred enclosure, was surrounded on all four sides by a wide series of tuff columns from Nocera, originally grooved and with Ionic capitals, that were being replaced with stucco columns and Corinthian capitals painted in yellow, red and dark blue.
The elegant Doric architrave of metopes and triglyphs resting on the columns was transformed into a continuous frieze with griffins, festoons and foliage. Today the remains of the templefront appear as they originally did, since almost all of this transformation in plaster has disappeared. Some statues of a deity have been recovered, facing the columns of the portico. These are now in the National Archeological Museum of Naples, though copies of two of them – one representing Apollo, the other a bust of Diana – have been placed where the originals were found.
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  • The Temple enshrined the Sun god Apollo, located west of the Piazza, in the VII zone of Pompeii ruins. It seems to have been the central administrative district of the city, and the basilica market was lined up. The Temple of Apollo is the oldest building in Pompeii around the 6th century BC. The 48 Ionian cylinders leave a beauty.
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  • There was an Apollo temple in a place on the forum, which seemed to be a central place in the city of Pompeii. There were several temple marks around the forum, but it seems to have been a large-scale diagnosis. In front of the temple was a bronze statue of the Sun god Apollo.
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  • Truly amazing and outstanding place to visit with so much history that has been preserved so well.
  • I loved walking the streets and seeing the historic Roman Ruins. As I was walking I could envision crowded street with women tending to their children, men taking care of business and hear the Roman chariots coming through the streets. It was truly a highlight during my tour of Italy. Our tour guide Roberto was an excellent story teller.
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