The Temple of Apollo was the first ruin our tour saw as we walked up the slightly graded walk. It is the best example of an ancient Greek/Roman temple ruin that I have yet seen. Here I saw not just a few column stubs, but a row of fluted columns with their capitals still in place. Two copper, I think, smallish statues of Apollo and Diana face each other across the temple courtyard. Between them is a stone altar and steps that lead up to a sanctuary, I guess. I have never seen anything still standing between the "walls"/columns in a ruined temple before! Judging from the number of temples in Pompeii, these ancients must have been quite religious. Of course they had Mt. Vesuvius to fear and appease. It is interesting to compare the layout of this temple with our present places of worship to see similarities.
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