9/18/2017

News: Searching for Temple of Athena in Manisa


From the article:

" . . they are trying to understand whether the temple was dedicated to Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom. Sezgin remarked that the region on which they were continuing the excavations signaled a carefully selected location for a temple. “It is not known whether there are Temples of Athena in all of the 12 cities built by the people of Aiol south of ─░zmir during ancient times. On the other hand, Goddess Athena’s head was depicted on the coins from the Hellenistic-period in Aigai. In this respect, it can be deduced that she was one of the most important and protective goddesses of the city,” he said."