Delphi: Treasury of the Siphnians

Treasury of the Siphnians at Delphi, Greece

Treasury of the Siphnians at Delphi, Greece

Treasury of the Siphnians
The image shows the facade on the east side of the the Treasure of the Siphnians situated on the Sacred Way in Delphi, Greece.

The Treasury of the Siphnians was built around 525 BCE by the city-state of Siphnos, which is also an island in the Aegean Sea. The people of Siphnos accumulated wealth by mining silver and gold. They used tithe (10%) of the profits from mining to build this monument. The main purpose of this building was to house the votive offerings brought to Delphi by the people of Siphnos.

One of the caryatids (supporting columns) from this treasury is on display at the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Related Pages
Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Greek Islands, Greece
Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization
Ephesus

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