National Geographic : 1922 Dec
Photograph from Alexander Wilbourne Weddell THE TEMPLE OF POSEIDON AT SUNIUM Sunium is the name of a rocky headland rising 200oofeet above the sea, some fifty miles from Athens. From theearliest times theplace was considered sacred. The ruins are those of a temple built about the fifth century B. C . On one of the columns Byron carved hisname (see text, page 620).