Tempio di Nettuno

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 10, 2010
TakenOctober 30, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/500 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length22 mm
ISO400

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Fifth-century B.C. Tempio di Nettuno (Temple of Neptune) is among the world’s greatest preserved Doric temples. It’s the grandest and best-preserved of the three temples at Paestum (near Pompeii), originally a colony called Poseidonia, founded by the Greeks in the 6th century B.C.and consumed by the Romans in 273 B.C. Malaria and a devastating Saracen raid in 877 A.D. led to almost total abandonment. The remains of the colony lay hidden under growth for hundreds of years until discovery in the 18th century during road building.

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5 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 Nov 2010):

    Great shot, Deb!! Looks like a carbon copy of the Parthenon.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2010):

    A Beautiful structure and beautiful capture !!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (10 Nov 2010):

    Interesting narrative and a wonderful capture of this preserved temple.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2010):

    They are always a source of awe...lovely shot Deborah!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Nov 2010):

    Killer photo essay.

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