added by archaeologs Promontory in Attica, Greece, on which was the temple of Poseidon, dated to the mid-5th century BC. This classical sanctuary site probably goes back to the 7th-8th century BC, and it was traditionally popular as a refuge with runaway slaves. It was fortified in 413 BC by a substantial wall enclosing the headland. A ship shed has been discovered and there is evidence for houses from the 5th century BC to the Roman period. The marble Poseidon Temple was preceded by a limestone version which was apparently demolished by the invading Persians in 480 BC. North of the main sanctuary lies a smaller sacred area (temos) which encloses the remains of two temples. The best-known kouros is the colossal figure from the temple of Poseidon at Sounion.