Labranda was a place of worship since at least the 6th century BCE. It is in a beautiful setting high up in the mountains. The cult icon here was Zeus Labrandos, a standing Zeus with the tall lotus-tipped scepter upright in his left hand and the double-headed axe, the labrys, over his right shoulder. The site amid its sacred plane trees was enriched in the Hellenistic style by the dynasty of Mausolus, satraps of Persia (c. 377-352 BCE).

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Zeus Temple
The Zeus Temple. (918k)
North Stoa
The North Stoa. (1105k)
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View of one of the Androns (Men's Halls). (1080k)

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