Greek temples are the most famous part of Greek architecture. They combine the Greek tradition of the megaron house with the Egyptian temple to make a new, simple, and elegant form.
The first Greek temples, built around 800 BC, were made of wood, which was easier to build in than stone. They were long rectangular buildings with a porch all the way around them supported by columns made of tree trunks, like this, and thatched or tiledroofs. (Compare these to Chinese palaces of the Shang Dynasty, just a little earlier.)
(Notice the stone altar in front of the temple for sacrifices).
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