Ασκληπιός /Asklipiós/ Asclepius
Asclepius was a Greek hero who later become the Greek god of medicine and healing. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis and was worshipped throughout the Greek world but his most famous sanctuary was Tholos, located in Epidaurus in the northeastern Peloponnese.
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Tholos was a circular building with an outer colonnade of 26 Doric columns and an inner colonnade of 14 Corinthian columns. Leading to the east entrance, which had windows at either side, was a ramp over the three–stepped platform. Beneath the floor of Tholos was a labyrinth reached by a hole in the center of the floor.
The activities of the cult of Asclepius took place here and the labyrinth below may have housed sacred snakes. Pausanias wrote that Polykleitos the Younger was the architect. The building had elaborately carved architectural elements and fine paving of black and white limestone.
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