The Heroon at the Crossroads: an early sanctuary of Ancient Corinth

The Heroon at the Crossroads: an early sanctuary of Ancient Corinth (HM1LGM)

Location: Archea Korinthos 200 07
Country: Greece
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N 37° 54.316', E 22° 52.815'

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On the hillside where the Bema of the Roman Forum was later built and alongside a road leading southward to Acrocorinth, a cemetery had been delevoped during the Geometric period (1050 - 720 B.C.)

Later on, during the Early Corinthian period (620 - 590 B.C.) one of the cemetery's graves was looted; it was the grave of an arthritic male, about 40-45 years old and 1.72 meters tall. As a direct result of this action, a cult activity started on the site, presumably because the Corinthians feared pollution from the looting of the grave. A few years after, in the Middle Corinthian period (590 - 570 B.C.), a small rectangular open-air enclosure was built over grave 72-4. The height of its poros wall can be restored to just above eye-level. The various and valuable votive offerings found inside the temenos suggest that the dead man was venerated as a hero.

The temenos remained in use until the destruction of Corinth in 146 B.C. and was damaged by the laying of the bedding for the paving of the Roman Forum.
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Date Added Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)34S E 665300 N 4196970
Decimal Degrees37.90526667, 22.88025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 54.316', E 22° 52.815'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 54' 18.96" N, 22° 52' 48.9" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Argous, Archea Korinthos 200 07, GR
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