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Temples and other archeological sites were often used as quarries. These marble blocks built into the walls of the castle in Naxos came from the unfinished Temple of Apollo
The temple of Apollo was built in about 450 BCE. It has been in the past variously thought of as a temple dedicated to Poseidon or to Hera (as Temple of Hera II). There are visible on the east side the remains of two altars, one large and one smaller. The smaller one is a Roman addition, built when they cut through the larger one to build a road to the forum. Again, offertory statues around the larger altar are used to demonstrate that Apollo was the patron of the temple.