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Public Art in Delos

Delos is a small island in Greece and one of their most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites. Delos was a holy sanctuary before Greek mythology made it the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis. In the 5th century, the entire island was stripped of all its graves and the bodies moved to a nearby island. After this, no one was allowed to die or give birth on the island due to its sacred importance. After the Perian Wars, the island became a meeting grounds for the Delians. Food, water and timber were imported to the island as it had no natural resources. In 1990 the island became a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today only 14 people live on Delos.

Terrace of Lions



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