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The city of Aigai

The temple of Eukleia
The sanctuary of the Mother of the Gods

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Clay mould of a
protome of Cybele
Clay mould of a protome of Cybele holding a drum, early 4th century BC, Polygyros, Archaeological Museum.

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Clay mould of a
protome of Cybele

Polygyros, early 4th century BC

A double-chambered edifice (apparently for the initiation ceremonies of worshippers) has been uncovered near the theatre, containing hearths, pits, altars and ducts for libations. The structures which have so far been excavated were built of friable materials and contained votive offerings, clay implements of worship, and the head of a terracotta statue of the mother-goddess.

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Civilization - Religion in Antiquity
Fortifications in Antiquity


Macedonian Heritage
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