Demetra Temple, is built on the southernpart of the classical acropolis of ancient Leporeus, on a low-lyingbay and oversees the sea, while in the south and eastitoversees thevalley of the river Neda and the mountain range Temple of Apiculus in Vasses. It is mentioned by Pausanias, who says it was built of raw bricks and that he did not have a cult statue. The temple is a Doric kiosk with 6×11 columns. It has a pronaos with columns in a figurine, a tower without an inner colonnade, while there is no opisthodomos (back room). It is made of gable stone, which was also used for the new phase of the city wall. From the temple, the survived parts orethe logic of the circumstance, the foundation of the cella, and several architectural members (columnar vertebrae, capitals, parts of the entablature). The entrance to the temple was made of three steps. The vertebrae of the columns have twenty streaks and some save traces of white coat. The metopes were unadulterated, while the clay tile.Inside the cellafoundations that obviously belong to an older temple have been found. About 7 meters from the front of the temple it has been revealed a rectangular foundation measuring 4.90×1.46 meters, which is also made of a concave stone and obviously belongs to the altar. The dating of the temple is based solely on its architecture, as no other finds are known. It can be compared with temples located in the neighboring area, specifically with the Olympia Registry and the temple in Mazi. It should be dated in the first decades of the 4th century. B.C.




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