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Sanctuary of Poseidon at Tainaron

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Tom Elliott Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 20, 2022 09:27 PM History
A famous ancient sanctuary of Poseidon located at the southern end of the modern Mani peninsula of the Peloponnese. Literary and archaeological evidence indicate that the sanctuary featured a temple, a cave treated as a mouth of the underworld, and other structural and monumental components. It seems to have served as a sanctuary site for suppliants and a context for the formal manumission of enslaved persons.

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church, building, sanctuary (religious center), ruin, cave, temple, road


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Tom Elliott, 'Sanctuary of Poseidon at Tainaron: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 02 December 2023]

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