village about 8 km E of Messene. A group of warm and
cold springs at a site 1 km to the N have been recognized from antiquity as the sources of the Pamisos river.
Pausanias mentions annual sacrifices to this river, as well
as springs where children were cured. Archaeological
excavations have uncovered the remains of a small Doric
temple with cella and pronaos, connected by a ramp to
an open-air altar. Masonry predating the temple surrounded an opening at the back of the cella, presumably
a sacred spring, and many small dedicatory objects were
found in the earth floor. Two inscriptions recorded dedications to Pamisos. At the end of the excavation season,
the remains were re-covered and the finds taken to the
National Museum in Athens.
, 31.4; M. N. Valmin, The
Swedish Messenia Expedition
M. H. Mc ALLISTER