CORINTH

Located in the Peloponnese, ancient Corinth played an important political and economic role in Mediterranean history. The city was a major cultural and artistic center, with a rich mythology and devotional landscape. 

 

The ancient urban city and its surrounding area included a wide variety of religious sites, including large public sanctuaries, cult spots centered on natural features, stele-shrines, hero shrines, and the remains of funerary cult.  

 

Plan of Corinth in the 4th century BCE. Courtesy of Corinth Excavations.

The artifacts imaged for this project come from the following religious spots in the Corinth landscape: the sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, the sanctuary of Asklepios, the Temple of Apollo, the stele-shrines of the Potter's Quarter, and the small shrines of the forum.

Undertaken by the American School of Classical Studies, excavation of Greek and Roman Corinth began in 1896 and continues today.

Plan of the urban extent of Corinth, including the fortification walls, the long walls to the sea, and the city port Lechaion. Courtesy of Corinth Excavations.

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