Research Notes – Delphi (and other Sacred Sites of Asia Minor), Delphi & Baalbek comparison

The Temple of Apollo, Delphi. The temple was repaired after a 3rd century fire and still stood in late antiquity at the top of the Sacred Way. As an empty ruin? Perhaps even as a monument to the Christian victory over pagan cult? Either way, it appears never to have been converted for Christian use.

Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Temple of Apollo at Delphi

from: http://www.iconoclasm.dk/?p=271

Sagalassos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in south-central Turkey. Construction of the bath complex in Sagalassos was started during Hadrian’s reign, though the building was finished only several decades later. The bath complex is one of several major building projects at Sagalassos that can be dated to the time of Hadrian and the city had a sanctuary of the imperial cult dedicated to Hadrian and his successor Antoninus Pius.

Sagal Theatre at Sagalassos

Sagal Theatre at Sagalassos

Comparison of features between Delphi & Baalbek: (a little UFOnaut-ish but gives some good comparative descriptions).

Delphi - front

Delphi - front

Baalbek - Temple Entrance

Baalbek - Temple Entrance

Delphi - Treasury

Delphi - Treasury

Baalbek - Temple of Venus

Baalbek - Temple of Venus

Delphi - From Above

Delphi - From Above

Baalbek - Courtyard, Temple of Jupiter

Baalbek - Courtyard, Temple of Jupiter

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