An altar with the image of a snake was discovered in Turkey

An altar with the image of a snake was discovered in Turkey

22 October 2020, 17:52
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In the ancient Lycian city of Pttara, archaeologists found a marble altar with the image of a coiled snake. The altar, apparently, is more than 2 thousand years old, it was discovered during excavations near the baths and walls of the Roman era. On the surface, you can see a Greek inscription, a drawing of a snake wrapped around a stone. According to Mustafa Kochak, an academician of the Department of archaeology at Antalya Bilim University, such a discovery was the first of its kind in the Patara region. Such altars with the image of a snake were not found here before, but they were found in the cities of the Turkish province of Muğla.

Patara is located in Turkey. In ancient times, there was a famous ancient Greek sanctuary of Apollo. According to ancient legends, as well as the records of the historian Strabo, the city was founded by Patar, a Scion of Apollo. The oldest artifacts, including fragments of ceramics, were found in the Acropolis, their age is 2.7 thousand years., that is, they belong to the pre-Greek period. In the Hellenistic period, Patara was captured by Alexander the great, then Antigonus I, Demetrius I and the Ptolemies came here. Today, the ruins of the city remain under a layer of sand. The territory is constantly under the supervision of archaeologists who conduct excavations.
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