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Near Kasmil in Municipality of Sarandé, Vlorė (county), Albania
 

The Sanctuary of Asclepius

Faltorja e Asklepit

 

—Periudha Helenistike/III Cent. BC/Hellenistic period —

 
The Sanctuary of Asclepius Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
1. The Sanctuary of Asclepius Marker
Inscription. The texts on this marker are written in Albanian (shqip) (top left) and English (top right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Albanian (shqip) text, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it.

English:

The Sanctuary complex rises on a series of terraces from a paved area in front of the present theatre. The earliest Sanctuary comprised a temple to the god (1), a stoa (covered walkway) (2) and a treasury to hold the offerings made to the god (3). By the 3rd century BC the Sanctuary had been modified to include a theatre (4), an a peristyle building (probably a pilgrim's hostel) (5). The complex was enclosed by a "temenos" wall (6) to define the precinct of the Sanctuary. A gate (7) was constructed in the wall to allow worshippers into the lower part of the complex.
The Sanctuary has at least one spring within the precinct (8), When the stoa was demolished, the ceremonial street (9), constructed alongside the wall provided access to the spring.
 
Erected by Parku Kombėtar Butrint and Albanian American Development Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 44.721′ N, 20° 1.207′ E. Marker is near Kasmil, Vlorė (county), in Municipality of Sarandé. Marker can be reached from
The Sanctuary of Asclepius Marker and ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
2. The Sanctuary of Asclepius Marker and ruins
Route SH81, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kasmil, Vlorė (county) 9706, Albania.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Sacred Origins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Expansion of Butrint (within shouting distance of this marker); The Roman Forum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Venetians at Butrint (about 150 meters away); The Changing Settlement (about 150 meters away); Roman Town Planning (about 180 meters away); The Baptistery and its mosaic pavements (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kasmil.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in Butrint National Park, just north of the ferry on route SH81.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
The Sanctuary of Asclepius image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
3. The Sanctuary of Asclepius
Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
4. Inscription
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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