Drum field

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Sep 27 2020

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Category: Middle East, Turkey

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After last week’s Gerasa-Jerash, another example of past and present next to each other, 24 centuries apart.
In the foreground, drums of pillars of the temple of Athena in the ancient Greek city of Priene, Turkey.
In the background, the neatly organized agricultural fields of the plain below.

Archaic Priene had a sea port, but the estuary of the Meander River silted up over time during the Hellenistic and Roman period. Since then the city is lying inland, next to a fertile plain.

Photo of the week: Pillar drums of the Temple of Athena, Priene, Turkey 2003

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