Aerial view of sanctuary of Aphaia, Aegina, Altar of Aphaia, Amphipoleion,...

Context: Aegina, Sanctuary of Aphaia
Type: Peribolos Wall
Summary: Wall; surrounds the temple and other features of the Sanctuary of Aphaia.
Date: ca. 500 BC
Region: Saronic Gulf
Period: Archaic


Irregular in shape. Approximately rectangular.


Wall had 4 phases: ca. 700 B.C., ca. 600 B.C., ca. 550 B.C. and ca. 500 B.C., changing shape and size to accommodate the changes in buildings within the sanctuary.

Other Bibliography:

Rossiter 1981, 222; Ohly 1978, 26-29; PECS, 20