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Sanctuary of Demeter & Kore. Distant view.
7th c BCE-3rd c CE Greek Greek Archaic Architecture

GREEK ARCHAIC Anonymous (700 BCE - 480 BCE)
c. 610 BCE-262 CE
7th c BCE-3rd c CE
Greek Archaic
Cyrene (Shahhat). Libya.
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Located south of the Agora outside of the city walls. Founded around 610 BCE and used until the earthquake of 262 CE, the sanctuary was spread over three main levels. At least 2 of the levels can be dated to the Hellenistic era. Dishes were found indicating food-based ceremonies. The sanctuary contained many statues in tempiettos. Five were dedicated to the goddess Venusta.

Caption: GREEK ARCHAIC | Sanctuary of Demeter & Kore. Distant view. | c. 610 BCE-262 CE | Greek | Greek Archaic

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