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Ancient Delphi panorama

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To the Greeks and other contemporary civilizations, Delphi was considered the center of the universe. Delphi was famous for her Oracles. They were consulted on matters of state, warfare, and foretelling the future. For more information on Delphi go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi

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B: Delfi Apollo's Temple West

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C: Delfi Tunnel Of The Athenians

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D: Archaeological Site of Delphi

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E: Delfi Theater

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F: Ancient Delphi, overview of the whole location

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G: Delfi Treasury of Athenians

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H: Delphi Theatre Pano

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I: Archaeological Site of Delphi

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J: Delfi Epigonoi

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Text by Steve Smith.

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