Iraion. Samos. Greece. The monumental altar of Rhoikos which originally was built in the 6th century BC. The Altar measured a massive 36 meters by 16 metres and the upper level which was reached by stairs was covered with green fire resistant ophite stone on which animals sacrifices too place. The marble elements that have been restored indicatively belong to the last radical reconstruction of the altar during the reign of Augustus (1st century AD). . Heraion is the main sanctuary of ancient Samos and is located on the southeast coast, 6 km kilometres from Pythagoreio.
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