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Shrine to Zeus discovered on Mount Lykaion
January 17, 2010, 10:16 am
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Archaeologists working on Mount Lykaion in Greece, have unearthed an ancient shrine to Zeus. It may be the first recorded mountaintop shrine in the ancient Greek world.

Excavations at the Sanctuary of Zeus atop Greece’s Mount Lykaion have revealed that ritual activities occurred there for roughly 1,500 years, from the height of classic Greek civilization around 3,400 years ago until just before Roman conquest in 146.

“We may have the first documented mountaintop shrine from the ancient Greek world,” says project director David Romano of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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