Temple of Apollo, Pompeii

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    Temple of Apollo

    by TRimer Written Oct 12, 2002

    The Temple of Apollo was surrounded by 48 columns. The cella, which was the most sacred part of the temple, was on a high raised platform. This cella itself was surrounded by thirty columns and contained the cult statue of the god and an omphalos. In front of the cella was the altar. Beside the steps to the cella was an Ionic column set up by the town councillors, L. sepanius and M. Herennius. On the top of this column was a sundial.

    In the temple were two bronze statues - one of Apollo with his bow and the other of his sister, Diana.

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    Apollo Temple

    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    Yes, Horácio, I also read in the guide that this was Apollo's temple, and yes, I know that the sundial atop that Ionic column still works, but... do you mind stepping out of the picture?

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    Tempio di Apollo

    by suhadis Written Oct 21, 2006

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    One of the most recognisable places that you will come across first when you enter Pompeii's site from the entrance is this Temple.

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    The central temple

    by Beograd Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    As I said, it was independant from Roman Empire but it was organized in the same way and tradition, worshiping the same Gods. This was the central and the biggest temple.

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    The Temple of Apollo

    by paulapes Written Feb 8, 2003

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    In my travelogue, I have a picture of Apollo from this temple. This is a photo of another portion of the temple, showing some of the columns.

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