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Altar of Hieron II

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Valeria Vitale
Contributors: Jonathan Prag, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 01, 2019 11:18 AM History
A monumental altar built around the third century B.C. that was probably dedicated to Zeus Eleutherios. Remains of the altar are located in the archaeological area of Neapolis in Syracuse, Sicily.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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sanctuary (religious center), architectural complex


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Valeria Vitale, Jonathan Prag, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Altar of Hieron II: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 12 July 2020]

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