|Context:||Aegina, Sanctuary of Aphaia|
|Summary:||Altar; in the Sanctuary of Aphaia, to the east of the Temple of Aphaia.|
|Date:||ca. 500 BC|
Narrow rectangular shape. Ramp and a paved walkway connected altar and its paved forecourt to the east end of the temple.
In each of 4 building phases in the sanctuary the altar underwent changes. Ca. 700 B.C. a small rectangular altar was located to the west of the ca. 500 B.C. altar. Ca. 600 B.C. the altar was the same size and shape as the earlier altar but moved to the east. Ca. 550 B.C. an enlarged altar with paved forecourt approximately on the same spot as the ca. 600 B.C. altar was connected to a contemporary Temple of Aphaia. The ca. 500 B.C. altar from the final building phase is described above in the Plan description.