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6050[ANE-2] Temple to Heracles Identified

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  • Antonio Lombatti
    Sep 12, 2007
      Bronze 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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