(16) Hall of Votive Gifts

by Anandi Salinas
9 years ago

Central Sanctuary

22.60 m. by 10.70 m

The building known as the Hall of Votive Gifts stands to the west of the Hieron and north of the Altar Court.  The three buildings are aligned with one another to form a tight cluster.  The excavator, Karl Lehmann, interpreted the building as an archaic structure used for the display of votives to the Great Gods.  However, most of the architectural elements he assigned to the structure appear to be recut elements.  Georges Roux has proposed that the structure served as a dining hall.  The building is currently under reinvestigation.