Ancient temples in Turkey





Temple for: Zeus Chrysaoreus
erected: ca. 4. century BC
Dimensions: Stylobat: 15,18 x 27,70m
  Peristasis: 6 x 11
Floor plan

Roman province: Karia
Location: Doğanyurt, Çine county, Province Aydın

According to the latest findings of the excavators, the temple was already erected in the 4th century BC. It had a total of 32 columns (11 x 6 + 2) of Doric order.


Godfather Zeus is the supreme Olympic god of Greek mythology and more powerful than all other Greek gods combined. Zeus is usually represented with a sceptre and a bundle of lightning. Above him stood only the personified fate - his daughters, the moirs. He also had to submit to them. Zeus was married to his sister Hera, with whom he had four children... But he also had many affairs, among others with the goddess Leto, a daughter of the titan Koios, who gave birth to Apollo, the god of light and music, and Artemis, the healing goddess of nature and hunting, or Leda, from whom he got the dioscuri Castor and Polydeukes.

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