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Paestum....the most important ancient Greek site south of Naples in Campania. The Greeks founded this city on the edge of Piana del Sele in the 6th century BC and called it Poseidonia, the city of Poseidon.

The Romans renamed it in 273 BC.It fell into decline and was abandoned in the 9th century due to malaria and a Saracen assault and rediscovered in the 18th century.

Paestum has three massive Doric temples in an excellent state of repair.
Excavations have revealed the remains of the ancient city, its public and religious buildings, roads and protective walls.

The Temple in the distance is, I believe, the Temple of Ceres.
It was a beautiful day, the day that we visited, we observed lizards and even a snake.The tree gave some welcome shade.

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