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Summary

Temple of Motya

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Motya

Punic site, still populated in Hellenistic and Roman times

Motya, Temenos Circolare

Temenos Circolare. Mozia

Siege of Motya in 398 BC

Battle of the Sicilian Wars. Greeks - Phoenicians.

Motya, Museum Whitaker

Museum of the excavation at Motya

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

 Kothon has been identified as a sacred pool connected with the Temple adjacent to it. Mission of the University "La Sapienza" in Rome from 2002 to 2010.

See:

  1. Lorenzo Nigro,  Scavi e restauri dell’Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’ a Mozia, 2007-2009: il Tempio del Kothon, il Temenos Circolare, il Sacello di Astarte e il Tofet, in Sicilia occidentale.Studi, rassegne,ricerche 2012, pp 207-218, il.- https://www.academia.edu/3259551
  2. Lorenzo Nigro, Before the Greeks. The earliest Phoenician settlement in Motya. Recent discoveries by Rome «La Sapienza» Expedition,  in: Vicino Oriente XVII (2013), pp. 39-74 - http://www.lasapienzatojericho.it/SitoRivista/Publicazioni/VO%20XVII/Vicino%20Oriente%20XVII_Contenuti%20Sito/PDF_Autori/VO_XVII_039-074_Nigro.pdf