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Description The sacred site of the Great Gods is located in the northern part of the island at Paleopolis and it occupies an area of 50 acres. The deities celebrated here are the Kabeiroi a twin couple of enigmatic chthonic Phrygian demons, protectors of the sailors or for some researchers of wine -growing. The cult of Kabeiroi is a mystery cult, compared to the Eleusinian mysteries both for the importance and for the popularity. The sanctuary was an important religious center, respected and protected until the end of the 4th AD century. It is endowed by a series of buildings founded from 600 BCE to 200 CE. The most important of them are: The entrance of Ptolemy Philadelphus V , Ionic, built in 285-280 BC. The circular structure (Tholos) of Arsinoe, the Queen of Egypt 289-285

BC. The square building, courtesy of Philip III and

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