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December 14, 2007

Opisthodomos

Plan of a temple with opisthodomos highlighted
Plan of a temple with opisthodomos highlighted

An opisthodomos was the room present at the rear of some Greek temples. It was located behind the naos. By balancing the pronaos at the front of the temple the addition of an opisthodomos could create a symmetrical design.

Opisthodomos are present in the layout of:

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