The treasury of the Beotians

20) Treasury of the Beotians

Period: 6th century B.C.

The Treasure was perhaps the oldest of all the treasuries found at Delphi. It was built before 548 B.C. with material that pilgrims carried to Delphi from Boeotia.

On the south side of the building, there is a stone with the name of the person who transferred it engraved in boustrophedon * style.

Boustrophedon: is a style of writing in which alternate lines of writing are reversed, with letters also written in reverse, mirror-style. This is in contrast to modern European languages, where lines always begin on the same side, usually the left. From Greek word "vodi" (βόδι), which means “ox,” and strofos (στροφος), which means “turn.” The ox turns — as in plowing a field.

The reconstruction map of Delphi, by the Archaeological Guide of Greece

Designed and produced for a convenient and handy use in site and at home, it will assist you to visualize the Sanctuary of Apollo, where theOracle of Delphi was, the Ancient Theater, the Stadion, the Gymnasion of Delphi and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia.

The accurate map legend will give you information so you can place the monuments in their historical frame.

The Delphi reconstruction map is :

- a superb wall poster (85X56cm - 34X22in)
- an original gift for your family and friends
- an excellent souvenir of your travel
- a rich source of information
- a handy tool for your Delphi visit

Price €20.00

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