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Syracuse Cathedral

 



 

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syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily

syracuse cathedral sicily


 syracuse cathedral

In the origins, a furnace bridge which remained was here high by Sicules in the VIIIth century b-JC.
In the Vth b-JC, it was transformed into a temple dedicated to Athena in the honor of the goddess after the victory of Himeria against carthage (480 b-JC).

This famous temple in all mediteranean sea had raised doors of gold and ivory, frescos illustrating the engagements against Carthage, and it was surmounted by a gold statue of Athena.
In the VIIth century, the temple is found covered with a Christian building. Walls are assembled between the external columns, eight arcades are assembled in the cella of the temple, giving on the two side aisles thus obtained.

syracuse cathedral sicily


The doric columns are still visible, as well outside as inside. The church was altered by the Norman ones, and a part of the frontage rebuilt to the XVIIIth after the earthquake of 1693.


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