Ceremonial Twelve-Stepped Altar at Vani in Colchis

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Carole Raddato
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Ceremonial twelve-stepped altar from the last phase of activity at the Colchian settlement of Vani (250-50 BCE). The altar is composed of a platform and an adjoining staircase made of six rectangular and six semicircular steps. Such altars at Vani seem to have had a religious or ritual function.

Vani Archaeological Site, Georgia.

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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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