Archaeology & History
How ancient Greeks chose temple locations
By T.K. Randall
February 2, 2009 · 0 comments
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A new study by the University of Oregon's Gregory Retallack on the purpose behind the construction of ancient Greek temples at specific locations has revealed a startling new theory behind why they were built where they were.
To honor their gods and goddesses, ancient Greeks often poured blood or wine on the ground as offerings. Now a new study suggests that the soil itself might have had a prominent role in Greek worship, strongly influencing which deities were venerated where."
Source: Live Science
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