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View looking at the "Geneleos Group" of statues that lined the pavement of the sacred way that led from ancient Samos to the Temple of Hera.

These are replicas of the statues that are in the Archaeological Museum in Samos (Vathi).   They date to the Archaic Period around 560 B.C. and are made of local marble.  The pleats of their garments are fine as pinstripes.

2,000 statues, tombs, and monuments lined the 5 mi. [8 km.] long sacred way including the giant Kouros.