Temple of Apollo
The temple is the most important building in the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, due to its central position. There, the statues & other offerings to the god were kept & cult rituals including that of divination took place. Also, at the temple was the chresmographeion, or archive, which was destroyed in 373 B.C. The initial stone temple was destroyed by fire in 548 B.C. Then, a new Doric style temple was built but again was destroyed by earthquake in 373 B.C. The built of the existing temple, which ruins are seen today, was completed at 330 B.C. It was of Doric style & was raised by architects Spintharos, Xenodoros & Agathon. The temple had six columns at the end & fifteen at the side & both prodomos & opisthodomos in antis. The cella was divided into three naves by two colonnades of eight Ionic columns each.