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Notes on the Geography of Greece: Delphi: Photo 3

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The first glimpse of Delphi, from the east. The oracle was closed by Theodosius I in the 4th century, but the desolation of the site is not so ancient, because until the 1840s the village of Kastri occupied the site. The villagers were booted out to make way for excavations, and the excavators eventually were able to reassemble these few columns from the Temple of Apollo Pythias, the largest of the many buildings that once surrounded it.

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