Ancient sanctuary of Hermes discovered in central Greece

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Ancient sanctuary of Hermes discovered in central Greece

Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:55 am

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Wed Jan 26, 2:05 PM ET

ATHENS (AFP) - Residential construction in the central Greek city of
Trikala brought to light the remains of an ancient sanctuary to god
Hermes, the Greek culture ministry said.

Terracotta tablets dedicated to the deity of commerce were
discovered near two greenish sandstone walls respectively 12.3
metres (40 feet) and 4.3 metres long.

Other findings included bronze coins, pieces of broken bowls as well
as figurine fragments dating from Hellenistic and Roman times (4th
century BC - 3th century AD).

The finding is located in the site of the ancient town of Trikke --
home to the Asclepion, the ancient world's oldest and most renowned
sanctuary.

Known to the Romans as Mercury and member of the ancient Greeks' 12-
god pantheon, Hermes was the messenger and herald of the gods, deity
of science, eloquence and cunning, as well as patron of thieves and
travelers.

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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:31 pm

An amazing find, and something too look out for once more data are published !
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:11 am

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Is that the same Trikke from the Iliad?

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Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:14 am

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Don't have a clue about that one to be honest.

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