Every tourist in a hurry to ask: ” what to visit in Greece? “foot on the land of this country. Despite the fact that in Greece long bloody battles took place, she still managed to save a lot of historical monuments.
One of these, miraculously surviving buildings is the Temple of Hephaestus, standing proudly in the Athenian agora – the heart of ancient Athens. This place was designed for the main buildings, temples and shrines.
According to one of the Greek myths of Hephaestus – the son of the thunder of Zeus and Hera. Being born in a family of gods, he still did not comply with the rules of life, which held all the gods of Olympus. Hephaestus permanent festival changed the profession of a blacksmith, becoming not only the patron saint of the fire, but only God, who always worked. He became the master of those who gave the Greek hero Achilles fine armor and weapons.
Historians and archaeologists say in one voice that the Temple of Hephaestus was elevated to the golden time for Athens – the reign of Pericles. Architect’s name, unfortunately, is still unknown, although there is some speculation that it might be an ancient Greek architect Alkamenom, the same one that worked on the project of the Temple of Poseidon.