Harry Heywood

In another of the sanctuary’s sacred precincts, the park, stood an unusual structure dubbed the Round Building. The Round Building once consisted of a round wall enclosing a paved walkway that surrounded a garden or arbor. This garden was once planted with trees, perhaps palm trees that were sacred to Apollo. Author David Soren suggests that worshipers strolled or danced around the interior of this structure—in contemplation or in ecstasy.