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Cape Sounion is located in the southern part of Attica. In ancient times, the cults of Athena and Poseidon flourished here, in whose honor statues and temples were erected. Many of the sculptures found here have added to the collections of famous Greek museums.
The Sanctuary of the God Poseidon was erected in 490 BC on top of a cliff, from where a panoramic view of stunning beauty opens up. After some time, the temple was destroyed, and then, in 440 BC, rebuilt. The sanctuary has not preserved its integrity to this day.
Only nine of the sixteen columns of the temple have survived. On one of the columns you can see the author's painting of the famous poet Lord Byron. Part of the decoration of the temple has also been preserved in the form of images of various mythological subjects,
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Topic: Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece.