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Keywords:
Pnyx

Caption:
The Pnyx. Detail of the rock-cut scarp on the eastern side of the Bema. The niches belong to a sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos that was located here in the Roman period. The largest niche probably held a statue of the the god Zeus. The smaller niches were for plaques dedicated to the Zeus Hypsistos by ancient worshippers. Since Zeus Hypsistos was a healing god, many of the plaques had depictions of human body parts (breasts, legs, eyes).
 
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