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.
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