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Anemospelia Archaeological Site
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Anemóspilia (GR: Aνεμόσπηλια). A rectangular building with three narrow chambers, each opening into a long corridor to the north, which extends along the whole width of the building. The area is enclosed with a stone wall and the whole structure has been interpreted as a shrine; in the central room was found a "xoanon" (statue) of the deity worshiped here. In the west room, where the altar stood, was uncovered, according to the excavator, the first human sacrifice to have ever taken place in Minoan times. The building at Anemospelia was used for only half a century, as it was suddenly destroyed by an earthquake in the middle of the 17th century B.C. The site was excavated in the summer of 1979 by John Sakellarakis.
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Minoan Religion (Foundation of the Hellenic World)


In and/or around Anemospelia Archaeological Site:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Petronikolis Traditional House Houdetsi, Iraklion
at 7.6km(SE) from Anemospelia Archaeological Site
Petronikolis Traditional House

Hotel Life Ikarou 50, 71307 Heraklion
at 9.2km(N) from Anemospelia Archaeological Site
Hotel Life

Hotel Iraklion Kalokairinou 128, 71202 Heraklion
at 9.2km(N) from Anemospelia Archaeological Site
Hotel Iraklion

Citycar Rent A Car Iraklion
at 9.4km(N) from Anemospelia Archaeological Site
CityCar rent a car

Marin Dream Hotel Heraklion town
at 9.5km(N) from Anemospelia Archaeological Site
Marin Dream Hotel

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