The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, Final Reports I: Background and Introduction to the Excavations (Hardback)(Arabic / English)
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Short Description for The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, Final Reports I "An excellent general introduction to the sanctuary and the evacuation."-Journal of Hellenic Studies
- Published: 01 September 1984
- Format: Hardback 164 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780934718516 ISBN 10: 0934718512
Full description for The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, Final Reports I
According to Herodotus, Cyrene was colonized by settlers from the island of Thera, later joined by other colonists from Crete, Samos, Laconia, and Rhodes. Traditionally the foundation date has been set at 631 B.C. The sanctuary began to develop within a generation of the establishment of the colony and continued in use until its destruction by an earthquake in A.D. 262. In this volume, the excavator presents the background of the site, the history of its excavation, and an overall view of the current project.