6050[ANE-2] Temple to Heracles Identified
- Sep 12, 2007Bronze vases, lead and clay objects, weapons, iron tools and
figurines are among the harvest of finds from an archaic-era
sanctuary on the hill of Spartia, Sesklo, in the prefecture of Magnesia.
One outstanding find was a bronze, navel-shaped flask bearing the
inscription �Tilephilos dedicated me to Herakles.� This rare
discovery identifies the sanctuary with the altar to the mythical
hero. In any case, the cult of Herakles is directly linked to the
ancient city of Pherae, and is documented in the area by
commemorative inscriptions from the Hellenistic era.
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