Commissioned by the New York Times'
Science Times, this restoration was used
to illustrate a March 19, 2002 article that
explored the geological explanation for
the "vapors" that were said to emanate
from the floor of oracle's chamber.
All attempts were made to stay as close
as possible to the known facts- based
mostly on the written word of the scholars
of the time. Only one image survives which
was executed during that time of the oracle-
one showing the oracle within her chamber
found in a classical Greek wine cup design.
Oracle painting was combined with a cutaway
of the Temple of Apollo for a dramatic layout.
Mouse over image to view wine cup design.