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Building [B8]: Meeting Place of the Berytian Merchants Devoted to Poseidon (ca. 153 BCE) Delos island - Southwestern islands


Delos island (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 153 BCE or earlier
Trümper 2002 = Picard 1920 = Meyer 1988 = McLean 1996, 196-205  = ID# 23629


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Relevant inscriptions on this site: IDelos 1520, 1773-1796.

Description: This structure was located north of the temple of Apollo in the Skardana quarter (northeast of the sacred harbour).  It consisted of a courtyard surrounded by columns to the northeast (where there was also a cistern), a large courtyard to the northwest, and a smaller courtyard to the southwest.  There is also a series of small to medium-sized rooms along the south side (probably residential accommodation and warehouses).  Along the southwest side are four small shrines devoted to the deities of the homeland (likely Poseidon, Astarte, and Melqart) and to the goddess Roma.  Sacrifices to these gods most likely took place in the smaller courtyard.  The complex underwent at least one major renovation before the first half of the first century BCE, after which the building was destroyed.  For a detailed description of the building phases, see Trümper 2002.

Translation by: Ascough



Berytians' meeting place: Peristyle courtyard F (from northeast).Photo courtesy of Monika Trümper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.© Monika Trümper 2012.

Berytians’ meeting place: Peristyle courtyard F (from northeast).
Photo courtesy of Monika Trümper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
© Monika Trümper 2012.

Berytians' meeting-place: Shrines I-IV, including the shrine for the statue of Roma (far right shrine).Photo courtesy of Monika Trümper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.© Monika Trümper 2012

Berytians’ meeting-place: Shrines I-IV, including the shrine for the statue of Roma (far right shrine).
Photo courtesy of Monika Trümper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
© Monika Trümper 2012

Berytians' meeting-place: Exedra in Courtyard X (from the northeast).Photo courtesy of Monika Trümper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.© Monika Trümper 2012.

Berytians’ meeting-place: Exedra in Courtyard X (from the northeast).
Photo courtesy of Monika Trümper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
© Monika Trümper 2012.

Delos Berytians Courtyard X from N

Altar for Roman from the Berytians' meeting-place (IDelos 1779)

Altar for Roman from the Berytians’ meeting-place (IDelos 1779)

Item added: March 4, 2017
Item modified: March 20, 2017
ID number: 23629
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