Open Air Shrine

Curved wall of shrine

To the south of the courtyard of Building X we found an elliptical pit, 4.5 m. × 3 m. Inside the pit there is a curved wall running from the north to the southeast, defining an area with burned soil and ashes, burned and unburned bones of sheep/goat and pigs, animal figurines, a folded sheet of lead, fragments of painted plaster, fragments of a painted plaster offering table, numerous sherds, and twelve complete or nearly-complete conical cups and kylikes dating to LH ΙΙΙΑ1/ΙΙΙ2. The existence of these finds in the pit may suggest that this may have been an open-air shrine.

Finds from shrine