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Summary

Thermae Gorneas

Class:

  • Baths
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Garni, Saint Sion Church

Saint Sion Church

Garni Temple

Garni Temple, was most likely dedicated to the god Mihr - Mithreum

Garni, Church

The single-aisle chapel at the cemetery

Kakavaberd

Geghi Berd, Keghi Berd or Kegh - Armenian IXth century fortress

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

A well preserved hypocaust and one of its floors is decorated with a mosaic reproducing a well known late Hellenistic iconographic type. It bore depictions of Greek mythological figures and personifications, such as Tethys, Oceanus, Thetis (Achilles's mother), Aigialos (literally sea-shore, spelled ΕΓΙΑΛΟΣ on the actual mosaic). The accompanying inscription, written in Koine Greek, ΜΗΔΕΝ ΛΑΒΟΝΤΕΣ ΗΡΓΑΣΑΜΕΘΑ (we worked without receiving anything) implies that the artists responsible for the construction of the mosaic received no fee for their labour.1

References

  1. Wikipedia: Garni Temple

Het badhuis te Garni (Gorneas) is voorzien van een mozaïekvloer met laat-Helenistische iconografie. Het beeldt mythologische figuren af als Tethys, Oceanus, Thetis (de moeder van Achilles), Aigialos (ΕΓΙΑΛΟΣ). Een inscriptie naast het mozaïek meldt ΜΗΔΕΝ ΛΑΒΟΝΤΕΣ ΗΡΓΑΣΑΜΕΘΑ (wij werkten zonder betaald te krijgen).1

References

  1. Wikipedia: Garni Temple