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Title: The Deity of the Alaimo Sanctuary in Leontinoi (Sicily)
Author(s): GRASSO, Lorenza
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 84    Date: 2009   
Pages: 17-22
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.84.0.2041633

Abstract :
The sanctuary of Alaimo was discovered in 1988 outside the ancient town of Leontini in Sicily. The dig yielded a cult open-air area that in antiquity was characterized by the proximity of rivers and by the presence of aquatic plants. In the sanctuary were performed animal sacrifices and ritual meals. The offers to the deity were mostly ceramics and small finds dated mostly between the second half of the 7th century BC and the beginnings of the 6th century BC. These offers were discovered inside a small square deposit or in the area around it. An attic red-figured krater dedicated to Dioskouroi was found as well, but we propose a different dedication of the sanctuary in the archaic age.

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