DELPHI detector, CERN
DELPHI detector. Barrel of the DELPHI detector atCERN (the European particle physics laboratory)near Geneva, Switzerland. DELPHI was one of fourdetectors placed around the large electronpositron (LEP) collider ring at CERN. Positron andelectron beams were accelerated and collided headon in the LEP and DELPHI detected the resultantsecondary particles. DELPHI was able todifferentiate between all of the secondary chargedparticles. The DELPHI experiment was stopped in2000, but as of 2006 the data are still beinganalysed. Photographed in 1989 when the barrel wasinstalled.
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Temple of Apollo 2
This is the most important monument surviving from the sanctuary of Apollo is at Delphi. According to legend it was built in the same place it was in the past the mythical temples of Apollo, depending on the period was made of laurel branches, bees wax and copper.'nBuilt in 510p.Ch. with the sponsorship of many Greek and foreign rulers, but also the catalytic contribution of Athenian family Alkmaionidon. From an architectural point of view it was with 6 Doric columns on the front and 15 on the sides. Hosted excellent sculptures ascribed to Antinagora and pediments were scenes depicting the god Apollo and the same giants.'n'nIn 373 BC the Sanctuary resorted to a fundraiser to collect money for the rebuilding of the temple as a major earthquake destroyed him almost completely. Architects of the new building was also Doric and we admire today were Spinthagoras of Corinth the Xenodoros and Agathon. Similar to the previous one and this temple had six columns on the front and 15 on the sides and gables, who painted the acts and Androsthenes hosted scenes depicting Apollo, the Muses and Dionysus.
Ancient Delphi Stadium, Greece
Partial view of the ancient Delphi stadium on top of a hill, built in the 5th century B.C.
The stone seating were financed by Herodus Atticus in the 2nd century A.D.
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