Athens: Temple of Hephaestus – Interior

An interior view of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, Greece

Temple of Hephaestus – Interior

Temple of Hephaestus – Interior
The image shows an interior view of Temple of Hephaestus, which is one of the well-preserved ancient buildings in Athens, Greece. It has two facades, one facing east and the other west. The east facade faces the Ancient Agora.

The Temple of Hephaestus is a Doric style marble building consisting of a pronaos (portico), cella (inner chamber) and opisthodomos (rear room). There are six columns on the facades (i.e., east and west) and thirteen columns on the sides (i.e., north and south). As you can see from the image, the temple also has inner colonnades.

Hephaestus is the Greek god of fire and metal works and was worshiped by craftsmen and artisans in ancient Greece, especially in Athens.

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

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