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The beach and the ruins


The beach and the ruins
Photo Information
Copyright: Stella Leivadi (stelli) (87)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z740
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-11 12:33
Viewed: 5315
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Heraion of Perachora (Greek, Modern: Ηραίον Περαχώρας) was a sanctuary of the goddess Hera situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf at the end of the Perachora peninsula. In addition to a temple of Hera of unusual construction and antiquity, the remains of a number of other structures have also been found, including a L-shaped stoa, a large cistern, dining rooms, and a second potential temple. The Sanctuary of Hera at Perchora is located 14.2 km NNW of Ancient Corinth, and 75.9 km W of Athens. Although there is debate between Argos, Megara and Corinth, the sanctuary was probably under the control of Corinth, as it faced the harbors of that powerful city across the Corinthian gulf. Cult activity at the site continued from perhaps the 9th century BCE to 146 BCE, when the Roman general Mummius sacked Corinth during the war with the Achaean League. In the Roman period, domestic structures were built on the site, indicating that the area was no longer a sanctuary. This site is significant for the study of the origins of Greek temple architecture and rural cults.

There is a legend recounted in Euripides that Medea buried her murdered children at a sanctuary of Hera Akraia as she fled from Corinth. This may be a reference to this site. Herodotus tells the story of Periander stripping the clothes off of the Corinthian women at a sanctuary of Hera. In the 1st century CE, the Greek historian Strabo wrote that there was an oracle associated with the sanctuary.

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Hello Stella

Excellent composition and DOF and good light. I like the feel of shallow water at the bottom of the cliff.

TFS
Ravi

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