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21 Dancers of Delphi in Archaeological Museum in Delphi, Greece

In the 5th century BC, the Greeks were the first to design tall, ornate pedestals decorated with foliage carvings. This one is called the Acanthus Column because of the species of leaves decorating the top. The carvings resemble a Corinthian capital. Above them are three women known as the Dancers of Delphi. Since their discovery inside the Temple of Apollo in 1894, archeologists have debated their age. The most accepted timeframe of these 6.5 foot statues is 330 BC.

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Archaeological Museum, Delphi 330 54, Greece

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