Original Naxian Lions statues in the Archaeological Museum of Delos, a museum on the historic island of Delos, near Mykonos in the South Aegean, Greece.

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Archaeological Museum

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A vast haul of artefacts has been protected from the elements and displayed in this must-see museum, including the originals of many of the frescoes, mosaics and statues that were removed from the site and replaced with replicas in situ. In the left-hand hall, look for the eye-opening cabinet of erotic items including large stone phalluses.

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1. Stoivadeion

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This temple of Dionysus has some well-preserved reliefs, along with a giant sheared-off phallus on top of a plinth.

2. Monument of the Bulls

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Built in the 4th century BC, this narrow building is believed to have a housed a trireme – a tribute to Apollo following a victorious battle of Demetrius…

3. Wall of Triarius

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The remains of fortifications built by the Roman governor in 69 BC to protect the town.

4. Sacred Lake

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According to the legend, it was here that Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis, making it one of the most sacred sites of the ancient world. This didn't…

5. Poros Temple

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The smallest and oldest of the three adjacent temples to Apollo at the heart of his sanctuary, this one dates from the 6th-century BC and was named for…

7. Temple of the Delians

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Also known as the Great Temple of Apollo, this was the largest of the temples in the god's sanctuary. Construction commenced in 478 BC.

8. Terrace of the Lions

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The most-photographed part of the Delos site is this terrace facing the Sacred Lake, lined with stone lions (these are replicas, the originals are in the…