Temple of Sangri

The Temple of Sangri (also called Temple of Demeter of Sangri) is a late Archaic temple on the Cyclades island of Naxos, Greece. The temple was built around 530 BCE.

temple of sangri

The Temple of Sangri (also called Temple of Demeter of Sangri) is a late Archaic temple on the Cyclades island of Naxos in the corridor of Gyroulas about 1.5 km south of Ano Sangri, Greece. The temple was built around 530 BCE. It is one of the early Ionic temples.

The temple was built around 530 BCE. Erected in a sanctuary, probably dedicated to Demeter, possibly with Kore, according to the finds. Because of this fact, but also because of its unusual shape, the temple is repeatedly referred to as Telesterion. But there are also indications of a cult of Apollo at the site. In the 6th century CE, the temple was largely demolished and a three-aisled Christian basilica was built from its stones at the same place.

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