On the rocky peninsula that projects into the sea at the south-east tip of Attica, the Athenians built sanctuaries to their two most important deities: Poseidon and Athena. The temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, was built on the summit of the rock, which rises 60 m above the sea, and is surrounded by stout walls.

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