Distant Deities, Central Places

Conference Paper

Session 1: Origins, Functions and Change
Thursday 2023-04-06
15:00 | 18:00

Changing landscapes – changing sanctuaries

Katja Sporn (DAI Athens), 2023-04-06, Time: 15:40 - 16:20


Nothing in the world is stable, not even as regards to sanctuaries which do not change their place themselves. Nevertheless, both the organizational and the political situation around them and their function might change. So sanctuaries can be situated away from any settlements or cities, but eventually be integrated into a housing or even a fortification context. On the other site, sanctuaries in settlements might well continue to live and even evolve after the abandonment of settlements. The paper will address modes of change and will ask for the reasons behind them.


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