Athena temple found in Laodicea

Athena temple found in Laodicea

During the excavations carried out in the ancient city of Laodicea In the Aegean province of Denizli, a temple dedicated to the weaver goddess Athena2nd century AD in the largest divine area.

The head of the excavations, Professor Celal Şimşek, says that the pieces found during the excavations show that the history of weaving dates back to 4,000 years ago in Denizli, an area identified with the textile sector in modern Turkey.

From what we have learned from Laodicea, there are three temples in the 250 by 100 meter divine area. One is dedicated to Zeus and another to Athena. There is a bust of Athena on a column in the temple. We are still searching to find the god of the third temple”.

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Video: Laodicea Laodikeia on the Lycus, Denizli Turkey, 2016