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Alexander IV. The palace, the sacred house, the dome, the marble altar 340 BC, the Hellenistic building, the Gallery and the Neorion (navalia) where ships are dedicated to gods. There is also the site where the famous statue of Nike (Victory) of Samothrace is found (now in the museum of Louvre).The sanctuary remained an important religious site throughout the Roman period. Hadrian visited it, and Varro described the mysteries.The museum and the archaeological site of Samothrace has been founded with the initiative of the American School of Classical Studies (1939-1955). The rich collection includes restored architectural pieces, sculptures and ceramic art from the temple, findings from the necropolis and pieces of epigraphic art. Samothrace is mentioned in Plutarch and the Book of Acts. Plutarch says that Philip II, father of Alexander met there Olympias mother of Alexander, during a ritual : «And we are told that Philip, after being initiated into the mysteries of Samothrace at the same time with Olympias, he himself being still a youth and she an orphan child, fell in love with her and betrothed himself to her at once with the consent of her brother, Arymbas»
(Plutarch, Life of Alexander [1], II, 2) The Book of Acts in the Christian Bible records that the Apostle Paul, on his second missionary journey outside of Palestine 49-50 CE , sailed from Asia Minor to Neapolis (modern Kavala) and spent one night to Samothrace on his way to Macedonia. [Acts 16:11] According to tradition, in commemoration of this event was built in the early Christian basilica, the ruins of which are located in the eastern part of the ancient harbor. Bibliography Δορδανάς, Σ., Μαλκίδης, Θ. (επιμ.). (2008). Σαμοθράκη: ιστορία-αρχαιολογία-πολιτισμός: πρακτικά επιστημονικού συνεδρίου Σαμοθράκης, 1-2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2006. Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο Σαμοθράκης (2ο 2006: Σαμοθράκη), Επίκεντρο. Witt, 1985: R. Witt, «The Kabeiroi in ancient Macedona», Αρχαία Μακεδονία, Δεύτερο Διεθνές Συμπόσιο, Ίδρυμα Μελετών Χερσονήσου του Αίμου, Θεσσαλονίκη 1977, 67-80. Ανατύπωση στον τόμο Θεσσαλονίκην Φιλίππου Βασίλισσαν. Μελέτες για την Αρχαία Θεσσαλονίκη, Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Θεσσαλονίκης-University Studio Press, 1985, σ. 964-972. Αρχαιολογικός Άτλας του Αιγαίου – Από την Προϊστορία έως την Ύστερη Αρχαιότητα, (1998).

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