Temple of Aescylus

Temple of Ascepilus, in the foreground, Valley of the Temples

Fertile, rich in minerals (sulphur), with a good port this was an idea place for a Greek colony. Sulphur is needed to make bronze was was mined nearby. In the foreground on the east side of the freeway you can see the ruins of the Temple of Ascepilus, god of medicine. As you can see it was built at a distance from the other temples as it also served as a kind of hospital. Archaeologists found effigies of human body parts that symbolized what was healed.

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