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Raleigh in Italy
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Click to enlarge the pic Temple of Hera I
Country Italy
City or Region Paestum
Travelling with Tammy
Travel date 25 Aug 2002
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This weekend we traveled South to a small town called Paestum. This is the most important ancient Greek site south of Naples in Campania. It fell into decline and was abandoned in the 9th century due to malaria and a Saracen assault. It was rediscovered in the 18th century. Today three massive surviving Doric temples remain there. The Temple of Hera I, the Temple of Neptune, and the largest is the Temple of Ceres. Excavations have revealed the remains of the ancient city, public and religious buildings, roads and walls. A museum houses the finds of tomb paintings, tomb treasures, votive offerings and sculpture.

Added : 30 Aug 2002, 13:55:37 (UK time)
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