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Another first shot on Trek Earth, of the Sagalassos Heroon. What is a Heroon you may ask? It's a monument dedicated to a hero. There are 3 contenders for this hero here. 1. Alexander the Great. 2. Augustus 3. Dionysus. Belgian archeologists from Leuven Uni believe it it more likely to be 2. or 3., as this shrine was built around the time of Augustus ( (27 B.C.A.D. 17)). Alexander was several centuries earlier.

Here is the head of the statue which was once inside the structure and found a short distance away. It is now in the Burdur Museum along with the original 14 statues around the base (13 dancers and one musician playing a cithera at far left). Some exact copies of those dancers are seen here. The statue that once stood inside was around 3 metres high and the structure is 14 m high.

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I might load a workshop of the interesting text describing the Heroon.

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