The omphalos (center) of the earth. This sacred object was located in the Adyton of the Temple of Apollo, and was viewed only by the priests and priestess who had access to the chamber.
Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)
They are known as Kleovis and Biton. The two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus.
Over life size (6.15m) each. Made by Polymedes.
Kouroi Kleovis and Biton (or Kleobis and Viton)
Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column about 10m tall. circa 560 B.C.
Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column
circa 560 B.C. Another view.
Statue of a woman (possibly Nike)
Marble, 470 B.C.
Picture of the Archaic Temple of Apollo Pediment
Statue of a Bull
Silver and Gold, 6th c. BC
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