Greek temple discovered in Messinia

Published on May 2nd, 2012 | by Admin

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A small Greek temple, built in the 6th century B.C. then demolished to make way for another temple, has been found in the Messinia region of Greece, opposite the temple of Epicurean Apollo.

The area around the newly discovered temple was full of architectural tools that were used to build a small temple, while former head of the 38th Ephorate of Antiquities, archaeologist Dr. Xeni Arapogianni explains that when the small temple was demolished in order to build a new one, topmasts, triglyphs and other parts of the ancient temple were found.

The excavation started back in 2010, revealing the temple as well as bronze items and a great number of iron weapons and particularly sharp spears probably dedicated to the temple’s god, according to the Greek newspaper To Vima. A bronze figurine of a naked man, presumably a warrior as he’s holding a spear in its arm, was also found by the archaeologists.

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Story: Areti Kotseli, Greek Reporter | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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