Traces of Apollo’s Oracle discovered in Athens

A well dated 1800 years back dedicated to the god Apollo and connected with his oracle was found in Athens. This is the first ancient oracular edifice to Apollo to have been found in the ancient city. The well would have been used for hydromancy, a method of divination by means of water.

Oracular well, dedicated to Apollo found in Athens (by Haaretz)
Oracular well, dedicated to Apollo found in Athens (by Haaretz)

The discovery was made in the area of Kerameikos, containing an ancient cemetery featuring funerary monuments that had been erected along the processional road to Eleusis, where the mysteries were celebrated every year, potters quarter (Demos Kerameon) and the monuments bordering its main street, which connected the ancient agora (marketplace) with the area of Plato’s Academy.

(after Haaretz)

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