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TIMNOS (MN4), Ancient city, TURKEY

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History (1)

Destruction and end of the town


Monuments reported by ancient authors (1)

Ancient statues

Statue of Aphrodite

If you cross the river Hermus you see an image of Aphrodite in Temnus made of a living myrtle-tree. It is a tradition among us that it was dedicated by Pelops when he was propitiating the goddess and asking for Hippodameia to be his bride.

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