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Tholos of sanctuary of Athena Pronaia

The Tholos, the impressive round building which stands out in the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia between the younger temple of Athena and the Treasure of the Massaliots, is probably the most characteristic monument of Delphi. It was discovered in 1901 and partly restored in 1938.Its usage remains undefined. Pausanias does not mention the Tholos in particular, when he describes the sanctuary, but tal…