Delphi: Sacred Way
Sacred Way of Delphi
The Sacred Way, general view of the base for the Offering of the Acadians (lower platform) and the Hellenistic Monument (upper platform); The Sacred Way was once lined with tens of treasuries, literally "place where gold things are put," which housed the valuable and beautiful votive offerings provided by individual city-states and colonies. As a political oracle, Delphi served states, not individuals, and was rewarded by same. The Sacred Way of Delphi, with the Phaedriades, or "Shining Rocks," as a backdrop winds its way up the mountain in a series of serpentine turns, offering showcases at every turn for the votive offerings left behind by grateful city-states and island colonies. Delphi achieved the height of its fame during the 6th century BCE, as Greece passed from the Archaic to the Classical Age.
Type of Workstreet; treasury
architectural exteriors, deities, mythology (Classical), Pilgrims and pilgrimages, Classical
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