HISTORY OF GREEK ARCHITECTURE
TEMPLE OF HEPHAESTOS No.1
: Temple of Hephaestos; Greece, Athens 450-440 B.C.
- The Temple of Hephaestos is located at the west end of old Agora of Athens.
- Athena and Hephaestos were enshrined. The temple is one of the best preserved tmple.
In Byzantz time, the temple was used as St. Gorge Chapel.
- The base is 4.45m x 32.53m square and center of the base is slightly raised up as the temple of Parthenon.
The proportion of the base is almost 4 by 9 which is same as the Temple of Parthenon but the temple of Hephaestos is smaller than the cella of the Partenon.
There are 6 Doric columns in front and 13 in side. Their entasis are lighter than the Parthenon.
photo: TAKAHIRO TAJI
[No.2]View of the Temple
[No.3]Detail of the Temple
[No.4]Detail of the peripteros
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