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The first piece I chose to examine for my HUM 205 Art Collection was an architecture piece from the Classical Greek period. It is the ancient Doric Temple entitled the Temple of Hera located in Olympia, Greece. Due to earthquake damage in 4 th century A.D., it was destroyed and never rebuilt. However, its ruins have since been restored and stand in the location in which the World Olympic torch is lit. Also referred to as the Heraion, the structure is one of the first Doric temples in Greece and oldest peripteral temples in its place. The temple divided into three separate chambers included the pronaos, cella, and opisthodomos. The structure was built in 600 B.C. and the stylobate, or floor of the temple, measures at an amazing one hundred sixty four feet in length and sixty two feet in width. The immense size of the stylobate is a classic example of Doric architecture. Furthermore, the peripteros, or temple surrounded by columns, has a perimeter total of forty columns. Consistent to the time of its erection, the columns were originally made of wood. However, they were eventually replaced with stone materials and depict various styles as the replacements took place over differing time
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