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We drove 200km from Athens to Delphi. At Delphi, we hiked all the way to the top of the mountain, where the Apollonian Sanctuary is built along the side of the mountain.
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View of Arachova, the village before Delphi on the 200km drive from Athens;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Entering the ruins of Delphi;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Missing statue at the Apollonian Sanctuary in Delphi;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Ruins at Delphi;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Inscriptions at the Apollonian Sactuary in Delphi;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Hiking the ruins of Delphi;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The ruins of Delphi;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The back of the Treasury of the Athenians;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The Treasury of the Athenians built of white marble in the 6th century BC;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Hiking the ruins of Delphi;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Taking a break from the long hike;© 2011 Masud Haq
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A panoramic view of the Temple of Apollo;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The Temple of Apollo, god of music, harmony and light;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The Temple of Apollo. The famous Oracle operated inside this temple;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The Temple of Apollo. The foundation for the first temple were laid by Apollo himself in the 7th century BC. The later temple visible today was built in the 4th century BC;© 2011 Masud Haq
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A column at the Temple of Apollo;© 2011 Masud Haq
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A view of the ruins and the valley of the Pleistos river. The Treasury of the Athenians is in the center;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Resting during the long hike up the mountain;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The Delphic theater hosted the musical and dramatic contests of the Pythian Games and other religious festivals;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The theater was contructed at an amphitheatrical location with magnificent view of the valley of the Pleistos river;© 2011 Masud Haq
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The theater was contructed in the 4th century BC;© 2011 Masud Haq
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Inscriptions regarding the emancipation of slaves are embedded in parts of the theater walls;© 2011 Janice Yoo
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The Stadium of Delphi hosted the athletic contests of the Pythian religious festival. The race track is about 200 yards long and wide enough for 17 to 18 runners;© 2011 Masud Haq
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On the way down from the Stadium, taking a break just above the theater;© 2011 Masud Haq
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