March 21, 2023

Greece: Temple of sea god found in excavation! Know who is Poseidon, who is worshiped

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A temple dedicated to Poseidon, the ancient god of the sea, has been discovered in Greece.
The famous historian of Greece had mentioned this place in his book.

New Delhi. The Archaeological Department has discovered an ancient temple dedicated to Poseidon Temple, the ancient god of the sea in Greece. According to CNET, the ancient temple is located in a coastal area, where once there used to be an ancient settlement. The location of the temple was mentioned by the Greek historian Strabo, who lived 2,000 years ago. Mainz University in Germany supported the Department of Archeology in this discovery.

In a statement posted on its website, the university said researchers have unearthed the remains of a temple-like structure that was located within the Poseidon sanctuary and was likely dedicated to the god himself. The structure is believed to have been lost after being hit by tsunami several times. According to CNET’s report, its traces first appeared in 2021, after which an excavation work was started, in which the entire temple is visible.

The outlet quoted archaeologist Birgitta Eder of the Austrian Archaeological Institute as saying, “The site of this temple matches the details given by the Greek historian Strabo in his writings.” Metro said that apart from Germany, archaeologists from Austria and Greece also collaborated in the discovery.

‘The results of our investigations to date show that the waves of the open Ionian Sea did in fact flow directly against the hills until the 5th millennium BC,’ said Andreas Wott, Professor of Geomorphology at the University of Mainz. Researchers are now trying to determine whether this temple is in fact the lost temple of Poseidon. It is about 31 feet wide and also has a marble perihunterion and a ritual water basin.

The Temple of Poseidon may have been located at the Kleidy site near Samikon, Greece. The location corresponds to the area mentioned in the writings of the ancient Greek historian Strabo. He mentioned the temple 2,000 years ago. Now, archaeologists believe they have finally discovered this hidden spot.

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