Riscoprire le vecchie scoperte: il sacello presso l’Olympieion di Agrigento

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The results of the new stratigraphic investigations in the chapel place SE of the temple of Zeus Olympios in Agrigento, conducted by a team of Palermo University directly from authors and involving numerous students of the University Archaeology, together with the integrated study of the documentation archival and old excavations, allow a reconstruction of the history, character and religious practices of a building as yet still hard to interpret, especially in relation to the monumental close. In particular, it is confirmed the construction of the chapel in the mid-sixth century, but it defines a phase of remodeling, from the early decades of the fifth century, so far unknown, in relation to the great transformations of the sanctuary at that time. The reconstruction of the plan, characterized by the presence of a large cavity / cable "altar" in the central portion of the cell, is joined to the recovery of a significant amount of paterette bronze that distinguish the ritual practice for the entire life of the place of worship, until the disposal at the end IV century. This is followed by a radical re-functioning of the area with the erection of a certificate defensive wall on the great classical temples. It is shown, moreover, a reoccupation late (Byzantine?), Also thanks to the recovery of some of unpublished archival documents, which also affects the ruins of the nearby Olympieion. entire life of the place of worship, until the disposal at the end of the fourth century. This is followed by a radical re-functioning of the area with the erection of a defensive wall stood on the great classical temples. It is shown, moreover, a reoccupation late (Byzantine?), Also thanks to the recovery of some of unpublished archival documents, which also affects the ruins of the nearby Olympieion. entire life of the place of worship, until the disposal at the end of the fourth century. This is followed by a radical re-functioning of the area with the erection of a certificate defensive wall on the great classical temples. It is shown, moreover, a reoccupation late (Byzantine?), Also thanks to the recovery of some of unpublished archival documents, which also affects the ruins of the nearby Olympieion.
Original languageItalian
Pages257-268
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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