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Detail of columns, Temple of Juno or Hera Lacinia, c.450 BC, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy, pictured on September 11, 2009, floodlit against a dramatic evening sky. This temple was built on an artificial spur. Standing on a high rectangular platform above four steps its 34 fluted columns consist of four tamburi or drums and are each 6.32 meters high. Today, 30 columns are standing but only sixteen with their capitals. After being damaged in the fire of 406 BC it was restored in Roman times, and...
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