After 25 centuries, The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time.

Posted: January 31, 2013 by acerentacargreece in Greek Heritage
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After 25 centuries, The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time.

After 25 centuries, The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time.

Since its construction from around 540 B.C., it’s been hard to miss the Temple of Apollo in Corinth, about 50 miles southwest of the Greek capital of Athens. However it was always a site that you may only visit during the day. On Saturday the 26th of January 2013 is when the popular tourist attraction was lit up at night for the first time.
The project to illuminate the temple began in summer 2012, with a study carried out by the 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, which oversees the safeguard, conservation and administration of Hellenic heritage in the area.

“All the parameters related to energy conservation were taken into account, and attempts were made to avoid light pollution.” “The temple (is) illuminated in such a way that will be easy to be reversed in case of restoration.”

The striking columns and other remains of the Doric temple sit on an elevated terrace with impressive views of the area occupied by the ancient city, which was destroyed in a series of earthquakes, the latest in 1858.
Ancient Corinth was at one time the largest city and wealthiest port in ancient Greece.

We look forward to more archeological site illuminations in 2013. Imagine the possibilities!

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