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Greek ruins at sunset
July 14, 2016

Ruins of Worship

In Greece, twilight bathes the ruins of the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia at Delphi and its tholos, a circular building. Pilgrims may have offered sacrifices here before consulting the oracle of Delphi at the nearby temple of Apollo.

See more pictures from the July 2016 feature story "How the Greeks Changed the Idea of the Afterlife."

Photograph by Vincent J. Musi, Archaeological Site of Delphi
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