Karneiasion/Karnasion grove (Messenia) 2 Polichni - Καρνάσιον

Καρνειάσιον - Karnasion, Archaic to Roman sanctuary/grove, Divari spring S of Polichne in Messenia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 37.267900
Longitude: 21.948200
Confidence: Medium

Greek name: Καρνειάσιον
Place ID: 373219SKar
Time period: ACHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Messinia
Mod: Polichni

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Modern Description: The sacred grove of the Karneiasion, connected with Apollo Karneia, is a major sanctuary of the Messenians. It had a sacred spring, a temple, etc. The spring is probably that of Divari, S of modern Polichni, which is built with ancient blocks. Roman material is found nearby. An elaborate mystery cult is documented by the so-called Andania inscription, built into a modern church in Konstantinoi but allegedly found W of the Divari spring. One of several archaic/mythical Oichalias was here, and ancient Andania was nearby.
Wikidata ID: Q28000806

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