The Sanctuary of the Mother of the Gods (Kyveli) and Aphrodite is located in the building block north of the market of the ancient city of Pella and occupies its entire width, i.e. about 47 m.
The sanctuary complex consists of a large outdoor area with a small shrine in the southern part and organized facilities in the north with another small shrine, outdoor spaces, storage, laboratories, a dining area and an underground tank.
The worship of the two deities was confirmed by votive inscriptions, relief columns, statues and clay figurines. The oldest building phase of the sanctuary is placed in the last quarter of the 4th century BC. The sanctuary was reorganized in the 3rd c. BC and was abandoned at the beginning of the 1st century BC after the earthquake that destroyed the city.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou