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Follow-up Comments on Kalapodi

Episode 1: Cult continuity

The excavations in Kalapodi, at the former Oracle Sanctuary at Abai, revealed numerous new insights, above all regarding the religious history of ancient Greece. The most recent campaigns are…

Cult continuity
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/13/2013 | 4414 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Eternal Gods? -
Excavations in Kalapodi (Greece)

Episode 7: The Surrounding Area

The Oracle Sanctuary at Abai is to be found in a historically significant landscape. In Antiquity the Phoenicians ruled over this region in Central Greece, which is located between the Evian…

The Surrounding Area
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/27/2013 | 5523 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Eternal Gods? -
Excavations in Kalapodi (Greece)

Episode 5: Stamped and Sealed

The archaeologists’ theory that ritual traditions in ancient Greece date back much farther than previously assumed is fueled further in the continued excavations in Kalapodi. During many hours of…

Stamped and Sealed
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/20/2013 | 3575 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Eternal Gods? -
Excavations in Kalapodi (Greece)

Episode 4: Traces of the Mycenaeans

The archaeological campaign in the excavation site of the Oracle Sanctuary in Abai continues. Indeed, it is even going several levels deeper. How many more preceding temples will the archaeologists…

Traces of the Mycenaeans
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/06/2013 | 6733 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Eternal Gods? -
Excavations in Kalapodi (Greece)

Episode 2: Treasure Trove

The excavation work in Kalapodi continues. The team headed by Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier digs down to even older layers of earth and reaches the remains of a temple dating from the tenth century…

Treasure Trove
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/30/2013 | 47213 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Eternal Gods? -
Excavations in Kalapodi (Greece)

Episode 1: A New Start

Headed by archaeologist Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, the team previously proved the existence of six temples on the Kalapodi excavation site; you can follow their work in the first L.I.S.A.video…

A New Start
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 12/20/2010 | 4518 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 8: The inscription

Im Umfeld der Grabung wurde eine Inschrift gefunden, die den Forschern einen entscheidenden Hinweis geben könnte. Um ihn richtig einordnen zu können, inspizieren die Epigraphiker zunächst die…

The inscription
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/25/2010 | 3849 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 7: The well

Im Nordtempel befindet sich ein Brunnenschacht – dies könnte ein weiterer Hinweis auf die Existenz eines Orakels sein, auch in Delphi saß das Orakel über einer Erdspalte. Am Boden des Schachts…

The well
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 07/12/2010 | 6292 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 6: The men's ring dance

Die Lösung des Rätsels rückt zwar immer näher, aber um den endgültigen Durchbruch zu erzielen, muss noch tiefer gegraben werden. Daher entfernen die Forscher eine weitere schwere Steinplatte aus…

The men's ring dance
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 05/27/2010 | 5419 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 5: Hot on the heels of Apollo

Mittlerweile sind die Forscher westlich des Tempels bis zu Schichten von ca. 200 v. Chr. vorgedrungen. Unter dem Einbau aus klassischer Zeit wurde eine Konstruktion aus Lehmziegeln aus dem sechsten…

Hot on the heels of Apollo
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/29/2010 | 5232 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 4: The Persians are coming

Ziel der heutigen Arbeitsschritte ist es, eine virtuelle Rekonstruktion des Tempels vor seiner Zerstörung durch das Perserheer des Xerxes im Jahre 480 v. Chr. zu erstellen. Dafür vermisst und…

The Persians are coming
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/01/2010 | 5584 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 3: Getting to the core

Da das Allerheiligste und damit der Ursprung des Tempels unter einem Einbau aus klassischer Zeit vermutet wird, müssen die 2500 Jahre alten Blöcke einzeln entfernt werden. Nach der Grabung müssen…

Getting to the core
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/18/2010 | 6592 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 2: The search begins

Die Vorbereitungen für die Grabung beginnen am frühen Morgen. Die erfahrenen Forscher führen die Studenten in die Geschichte des Orakeltempels ein, der in antiker Zeit ebenso berühmt war wie das…

The search begins
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/04/2010 | 19633 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Episode 1: The mystery

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier ist Direktor des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) in Athen. Er recherchiert seit Jahren zum Standort einer antiken Kultstätte – des Orakels von Abai. Bisherige…

The mystery
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/23/2010 | 67546 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Abae - the mystery of the oracle (Greece)

Das Rätsel

Project leadership:
Prof Dr Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier
Location:
Kalapodi (Greece)
Info:

The Research Project
Themistocles, Alexander the Great and even Gyges and Croesus, Kings of Lydia – these and other greats of the ancient world would never have ventured a decision of any great consequence without first consulting an oracle. In his Tragedy of Oedipus, Sophocles mentions all three of the greatest oracles of the time in one and the same breath – Delphi, Didyma and Abae.

The locations of the first two of these sacred sites (in what we today call Greece and Turkey) have been…