A temenos enclosed a sacred space called a hieron. It was usually surrounded by a wall, ditch, or line of stones. All things inside of the demarkated area belonged to the designated god. (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Acropolis Acropolis of Athens is the ἱερὸν τέμενος ("holy temenos") of Pallas Athena. (wiki)
Archaeological Site of Delphi Temenos of Apollo
Hatra "A temenos (τέμενος) surrounded the principal sacred buildings in the city's centre." (wiki)
Olympia The temenos of Zeus (wiki)


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