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Retaining Wall
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View looking northwest at the southeastern corner of the retaining wall that supported the platform on top of which the Temple of Athena stood.

Note how the stones have been carved.  The stones have been well crafted along their edges (the margins of the stones).  Note especially the well carved area at the corner.  Well carved margins help align the stone.  The not–so–well carved central area is called the “boss” of the stone.  This early, somewhat primitive looking stone carving is called “rusticated.”

In the upper right portion of the image the acropolis of Priene is visible.

Compare the southwestern corner—Click Here.

For a brief description of this temple Click Here.

For a brief description of Priene and a map Click Here.