Photographer's Note

Paestum, a major Greek city, originally founded around 600 BC. It is unclear as to why it was founded, it may have been for economic reasons or it could have been that the original citizens were refugees.

The archaeological evidence does show that the city grew quickly, with roads, public buildings, coins and art.

And one of the most important elements of an urban centre of that period - temples.

Like other Greek colonies, the settlers built impressive temples dedicated to the ancient gods.
What makes Paestum so special is that they still exist in extremely good condition.

The three temples are dedicated to Neptune, Athena and Hera.
This site is a World Heritage Site.
We visited in May and were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was, although the museum nearby was busy.

Two more views in the w/s.
Thanks as always for looking.

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Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1958 W: 0 N: 6332] (24367)
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