Apollo Temple at Didyma, Turkey. Medusa Gorgo head from the frieze. The temple at Didyma was designed by Greek architects Paeonios of Ephesos and Daphnis of Milet. Construction began around 313 BCE and lasted until 40 CE. 118.34 x 60.13 m Archaeological Site, Didyma, Turkey
A colossal frieze sculpture of a gorgon's head at Didyma, the ancient sanctuary of the twin deities Artemis and Apollo. The earliest level of the sacred site appears to date to 8th century BCE. Sacked by the Persians in 494 BCE, this particular sculpture is from the later Hellenistic building layer of the site, which rose around 300 BCE, when Alexander's former generals had become the Greek-speaking kings of the region.