Ancient temple to Demeter unearthed in Sicily

Published on July 25th, 2012 | by Admin


An ancient temple dedicated to Demeter, which dates back to 570 B.C., has been found at the ancient site of Selinunte in Sicily.

These findings are critically important in helping archeologists to date the temple where they were found, to around the 6th century BC – possibly the oldest in the archaeological area of Selinunte in Sicily.

They’ve been unearthed in recent months by a team led by Clemente Marconi of New York University, working with the Department of Culture and Identity in Sicily and Selinunte Archaeological Park Together, they’ve also identified the remains of a central colonnade and nearby are pottery shards dated from around 650 BC, including a long vessel decorated with grazing animals.

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