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So-called Temple of Aphrodite

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Valeria Vitale
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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Last modified Jun 24, 2016 02:30 PM History
Temple in the acropolis of Cyrene

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The temple is situated close to the one dedicated to Cybele, in the area South of the Caesareum. The original building had a simple entrance, leading to a cella with eight internal piers. It was then changed and expanded in Roman times. Among the many statues and statuettes found during the excavations, ten represented Aphrodite, suggesting a dedication to the goddess.

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Valeria Vitale, and Tom Elliott, 'So-called Temple of Aphrodite: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 07 May 2021]

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