DIDYMA: View from the interior of the temple back toward the entrance, with the two tunnels on either side of the vast staircase. Archeologists figure the walls were once twice as high as they are now. To the right you can make out the foundations of the old inner sanctum, a temple-within-a-temple where the actual fortune-telling took place. Priestesses inhaled smoke and delivered oracles which were interpreted by priests, who delivered the word to visitors. Our guide passed on an entertaining tradition: supposedly the priests always wrote down in the archives the opposite answer to the one they delivered to the visitor. If you were disappointed by the failure of your prophecy and came back to complain, they would say you must have misunderstood or forgotten, and display the contrary advice written down in the archives.