Head of Medusa, Greek temple, Didyma, Turkey

The famous Medusa head sculpture. Built between 750 and 550 BC this is the second largest Apollo temple (after the one at Delphi). Doric Present site features reconstructions from Hellenistic times 4th c BC, uncovered just over 100 years ago

In Greek mythology Medusa ( “guardian, protectress”) was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone

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Image updated—May 19, 2013
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