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So-called Temple of the Dioscuri

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Valeria Vitale Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 24, 2016 02:28 PM History
Temple in the acropolis of Cyrene, probably built around the VII century BC

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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The temple belongs to the sacred area behind the so-called Theatre 3, and it is aligned with the altar beneath the latter. It was probably rebuilt a first time in the V century BC and then again in the II AD. Its name comes from a Chiot chalice dedicated to Castor and Pollux found during the excavations.

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Valeria Vitale, 'So-called Temple of the Dioscuri: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 07 August 2020]

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