Photographer's Note

This is supposed to be one of the best preserved temples; I suspect that little resoration has gone on here. During the initial excavations it was believed that the temple was dedicated to Zeus or to Athena. In 1901, after more extensive research Furtwangler revealed that the temple was dedicated to Aphaia a local Agenetan goddess that was similar to the Minoan deity Britomartis that was later passed to the Mycenaeans.

The temple was built in 480 BC when Aegina was at the height of its power. This temple introduced architectural refinements in its proportions and inclination of the columns that influenced the architectural style of later Classical temples like the Parthenon of Athens. Source

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