Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ancient Greece: Heraion Perachoras - The Temple of the awakening of the ancient Greek D.N.A. and the Ichor...

Ancient Heraion Perachoras.

   The Heraion archaeological site located about 15 km northwest of Ancient Corinth, at the end of the Perachora peninsula (Greece). Exept of the the sanctuary of Hera, in the surrounging area were discovered  the most important relics of the early Corinthian culture, including an L-shaped portico, a large cistern, dining halls and a second smaller temple.

   Center was the temple of Hera in the harbor under the current lighthouse Melagkavi. The area in the preroman years was a vital part of the Corinthian land. The Corinthian art of the geometric and archaic years would be incomplete without the findings of Perachora. Excavations (1930-1933) were spanning the entire area of the Heraion and the adjacent temples of Hera Akrea and Hera Limenia (of the port). 
Lake Vouliagmeni, Lutraki- GREECE
   The investigation was extended to Lake Vouliagmeni, and findings in the area confirmed Neolithic, Early Helladic and Mycenaean era, while it is speculated that this was an important city called Heraion. The findings of the wider region suggest that the city was Oinoi, in the cumenrrent Shina, and the settlement of Therma is placed in the town of Loutraki .

   Although there are different versions for the control of the region from Argos, Megara or Corinth, the most likely scenario seems to be under the control of the latter as the entrance of the sanctuary was oriented to the ancient ports of Corinth. During the Roman period here were built private residences, sample that the area was no longer sacred.
   Here allegedly Medea buried her murdered children of, leaving Corinth. While the 1st century. A.D. Strabo mentions the existence of an oracle in the sanctuary. The existing structures of worship are involving an area 45 × 245 meters, covering a small creek and extending east along the ridge.
   At the southwestern end of the site, there is a polygonal area, about 25 × 25 meters, carved into the rock. Many people have been called the Agora (the market). It dates from the 6th century BC and this is considered the modern temple of Hera Akrea (means in Greek: Extreme, end). The designation " Extreme " refers to the place the sanctuary was build, on the edge of the peninsula. Seems to have been destroyed the 4th century . B.C. and it's use was  replaced of the portico.
   At the center of this area there are ruins of Roman house. The oldest building in the area is semi-circular, (late 9th century BC ), which is considered to be constructed to look like the known types of houses - temples of the Heraion .
   Just west of the semicircular construction there was built (6th century BC.) a tetrastyle - a prostele temple. The cella was divided into three sanctuaries - unusual construction. There was a wall that separated the west end of the alcove and the roof was made of marble, while the use of specific materials suggests the existence of prior manufacturing in the 7th century. BC.
   In the area south of the church, was found a calciner with a diameter of 4.5 meters. The site indicates its existence of still prominent burn marks. Fifteen meters east of the temple there was another shrine decorated with triglyphs and metopes ( early 4th century BC.) with dimensions of 25 × 4 meters. In the late 4th century there were added Ionic columns on the corners.
    Just east of the sanctuary was a two-storey arcade - shaped as the Greek letter "Γ", also from the late 4th century BC. The eastern end of the gallery was 16,5 × 5,5 meters, while the north was 17,5 × 5 meters. The ground floor brought Doric columns, while the floor Ionic, is the first to combine the two sample rates. Approximately 35 meters east of the portico there was a cistern with dimensions 6 × 21 meters and finish each end semicircularly. 
   The roof pillars were supporting the interior. At the eastern end there was a reservoir dimensions 3 × 5 meters, while 10 meters north east of there was the outfall of the water .
   The excavations date the cistern between the 6th and 4th centuries BC. Immediately south of the cistern was a double dining room. Originally it was identified as a Hellenistic house, but samples of use strengthens daybed  the theory for use as a dining room chronology 490 BC. Approximately 75 meters east of the cistern are the remains of a structure dating from the 6th century. B.C. There was found a bronze bull, with Sikionia writing and dated to the late 6th century BC.
   In the center of the building there was an outbreak suggesting that it was a house - church . 750 meters northeast of the temple there was a series of cisterns, which were accessible by ladder, 50m, carved into the rock. The descent is steep and the stairs are poorly maintained. 540 meters northeast of the temple there was a six-column fountain, same chronology to the Gallery. 
   Behind the facade there were three basins carved into the rock, similar to those of Peirini in Ancient Corinth. This structure was later converted into a Roman villa. Aqueducts join cisterns with the fountain and the fountain with the cistern of the Sanctuary and the Lodge. Along those actions were reservoirs, including one just above the fountain.
Carving found in the area
   The importance of the Heraion in archeology is the study of temple architecture and how the outdoor worship in Corinth was done. The unusual design, the location and the remains of a semicircular construction of the 9th century BC provides interest to study the evolution of the architecture of churches in their rural and devotional form. 
   The reference in Strabo's seer and the myth of Medea's children, strengthen and perhaps explain the existence of chthonic elements in the cult of Hera Akrea, although for some this is not acceptable .

About the video...
   A visit to the Heiraion in Perachoras Loutraki reveals shocking images immortalized in 5 different digital cameras! Scriptures on rocks, faces imprinted another chronogramis and first image of ancient dna with 12 strands and a figure of Olympian Code ( Ichor ) as given that day by the Olympian Greek gods.    
   A real boon that we share with the 13 people who visited the temple with me - Inside the video there information from the Greek gods for what we see before our eyes -
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