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Corinth Greece

Temple of Apollo

The site of ancient Corinth was first inhabited in the Neolithic period (5000-3000 BC), and flourished as a major Greek city from the 8th century BC until its destruction by the Romans in 146 BC.

Its commanding position on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow strip of land that separates the Peloponnese from northern Greece, was the primary basis of its importance. Corinth controlled the diolkos (Greek for "haul across"), the 6 th-century BC stone-paved roadway that connected the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth. This overland route was highly valuable in that it allowed passengers and cargo to avoid the difficult and time-consuming trip around the southern end of the Peloponnese.

Being a leading naval power as well as a rich commercial city enabled ancient Corinth to establish colonies in Syracuse on the island of Sicily and on Corcyra (modern Corfu). These colonies served as trading posts for the richly ornamental bronze works, textiles, and pottery that Corinth produced.

The Agora

Little remains of the ancient city of Corinth. These ruined arches and entryways to shops on what was once the agora call on one's imagination to see the gleaming buildings, complete with statuary, they once were.

City Centre

Temple of Apollo in the background.

Fountain of Peirene

Roman imperial ruins: the spring of Peirene. The arched openings led to bowls carved in the rock where water collected.

Marble Carving

Work Shop

Workshop of Stoa at Corinth.

Ancient Columns