Strabo mentioned in his historical records about an important temple, in a hilly area of Triphylia
His important temple Neptune in Triphyllia, who is mentioned in the historical records by Crooked, in the 1st century AD discovered team of archaeologists.
According to archeology.orgStrabo described the temple as very important, grand, dedicated to the water god, Poseidon and located it in a hilly area of Triphylia, along the west coast of the Peloponnese.
Archaeologists had not identified the exact location of the temple. A team of researchers, however, led by Austrian Birgitta Ederof the Austrian Archaeological Institute, in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Elis, believe that they have finally discovered possible traces of the sanctuary.
The temple was found in the place Key-Smiconwhere the team uncovered stone foundations of a temple at least 90 feet long, as well as a fragment of a large marble water basin.
Eder explains that the layout of the structure and the terracotta roof tiles used to fill the space between its walls suggest that it was built in the sixth century BC.
“This was an important monumental building with two inner rooms and probably a front and back hall”he stated and added: “It would be a prominent location and a central meeting point for Triphylia’s peripheral cities”.
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