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Temple of Apollo
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View looking north at the Temple of Apollo.  The temple is set in a peristyle sanctuary—an area surrounded on three sides by colonnades.   The staircase leads up to the temple that sat on a tall podium.  Note the two still–standing columns on the podium.

In front of the temple is a column with a sundial on it as well as a marble altar.   Right of center, a copy of a statue of Apollo is visible.  In the background is snow–covered Mount Vesuvius.

This temple was built by the Samnites on a site that had earlier been set aside for worship by the Greeks and the Etruscans (ca. 6th century B.C.).