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Kaveirio Lemnos

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Kaveirio or sacred island of Samothrace is an archaeological site in Limnos. Modern inhabitants call the plural: Kaveiria (s). Discovered by L. Bernarbo Brea Cape Chloe, NE Limnos, opposite the area of ​​ancient Hephaestia. Excavated by the Italian Archaeological School of Athens 1937-39. Since 1982, the excavations and investigations are continuing.

The sacred island of Samothrace was protected from the shore by a long wall on the hill that hid from the eyes of the uninitiated. The main buildings of the temple was large halls initiation (Telesterion) in which manifested to initiates the "sacred", called Kaveiria mysteries. Its ruins are preserved in two terraces, leaning on a steep slope to the sea from terraces.

In the North plateau are the remains of a large Telesterion the Hellenistic period. The hall of initiations with "sanctuaries" in the distance, divided into three naves by two rows of four Ionic columns, the topmasts of which there was a clay sima.

In the southern plateau are the foundations of a smaller Telesterion 3rd century AD the built after the destruction of the Hellenistic Telesterion.

At the far end of the nave are the foundations of a temple reserve for the purpose of the "sacred". The nave was divided into three naves by two rows of five columns and a portico mounted towards the sea by a strong stereobate.

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