Dion Sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos, Greece

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Carole Raddato
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published on 23 May 2021
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The Sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos at Dion in Macedonia (Greece) was a sanctuary with a single-roomed temple cella surrounded by a colonnade. A cult statue of Zeus was found in the naos of the temple of Zeus Hypsistos, next to its masonry base. The god is depicted seated on a throne, his right hand holding a thunderbolt while the left arm is raised to hold a scepter.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, May 23). Dion Sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos, Greece. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14081/dion-sanctuary-of-zeus-hypsistos-greece/

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Raddato, Carole. "Dion Sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos, Greece." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 23, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14081/dion-sanctuary-of-zeus-hypsistos-greece/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Dion Sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos, Greece." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 May 2021. Web. 28 Sep 2021.