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Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon

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Archaeological finds on the site date from as early as 700 BC.  In the 6th century BC the Athenians celebrated a quadrennial festival at Sounion.  The original Temple of Poseidon on the site was built of tufa and was probably destroyed in 480 BC by Persian troops during Xerxes' invasion of Greece.  After they defeated Xerxes in the naval Battle of Salamis, the Athenians placed an entire enemy trireme at Sounion as a trophy dedicated to Poseidon.  The later temple at Sounion, whose columns still stand today, was probably built in 440 BC.

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