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The site of Ancient Lindos in Rhodes: The ancient town of Lindos, 45 km to the south of Rhodes town, was founded by the Dorians in the 10th century B.C. In the 8th century, it already was a major trading centre, due to its geographical position between Greece and the Middle East. However, it started to decline when the city of Rhodes was founded, in the 5th century. The archaeological remains found on the Acropolis of Lindos reveal the wealth of the ancient town. There is a Doric 4th-century temple devoted to Athena Lindia, where people used to worship their patron goddess with offerings and sacrifices. It was built on the remains of another temple.