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Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth

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Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth

Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth started with the first excavations in 1896 and have continued until today. Beginning with the area surrounding the mid-6th century B.C. Temple of Apollo. This dominating monument has been one of the few features of the site visible since antiquity. Investigations have revealed remains from the Early Neolithic period (6500-5750 B.C.) through to early modern times.

Archaeological work includes the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on the slopes of Acrocorinth, in the Potters’ Quarter, at the sites of the Sanctuary of Asklepios and the Kenchreian Gate Basilica. Finds from these works are housed in the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth.

Key Features of the Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth include:

  • Temple of Apollo.
  • Lechaion Road
  • Basilica
  • Fountain of Peirene
  • Stoa
  • Agora
  • Various Temples
  • Odien
  • Theatre
  • Shops

Biblical Corinth

Corinth is mentioned many times in the New Testament, mainly in connection with Paul the Apostle’s mission to Corinth. Traditionally, the Church of Corinth is believed to have been founded by Paul. Paul first visited the city in AD 49 or 50 and resided there for eighteen months and regularly attended the synagogue. Paul wrote at least two epistles to the Corinthian Christian church which are now part of the Bible.

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Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth

  • Site:              Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth
  • Excavation:  Started 1896
  • Location:     Corinth
  • Greek:          Κόρινθος
  • Country:      Greece
  • Address:      Archea Korinthos, Greece

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“Learn to bear bravely the changes of fortune.”
– Periander of Corinth, 668-584 BC

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Photo Credit: JOM

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