a short visit to ...
24th to 26th October 2005

temple of hephaestus
this temple was surrounded by foundries and metalwork shops, and was dedicated to Hephaestus, god of the forge; built in 449 BC by Ictinus, one of the architects of the Parthenon, it has 34 columns and a frieze on the eastern side depicting nine of the Twelve Labours of Heracles


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