Kato Symi Hermes Aphrodite (Crete) 1 Krya Vrysi

Hermes, Aphrodite, Minoan, Archaic to Roman sanctuary at the Krya Vrysi spring, Kato Symi, Irakleio Crete
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Latitude: 35.056000
Longitude: 25.499500
Confidence: High

Place ID: 353258SHer
Time period: BACHR
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Irakleio
Mod: Krya Vrysi

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Modern Description: At the site of Krya Vrysi, above the village of Kato Symi, the sanctuary of Hermes Kedrites and Aphrodite has been excavated. It operated from c. 1600 BC until the 3rd century AD, reaching its zenith in the 7th and 6th centuries BC. Two Minoan tholos tombs (3200-1600 BC) and a house (2100-1600 BC) have been brought to light in the area. Worship continued on the same site in an Early Christian basilica of the 5th century AD. At the centre of the ancient sanctuary stands a rectangular built altar with bothros, terrace, houses, periboloi and a temple-oikos of Classical times in which roof tiles inscribed with the names of the deities worshipped have been found.
Abundant pottery and metal ex votos, were found, including thin bronze plaques showing youths with wild goats; finds in the Louvre and the Herakleion Archaeological Museum.
Wikidata ID: Q64002992

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)

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