Visualizing the Sanctuary

We are engaged in several projects designed to deepen our understanding of the terrain and built environment of the Sanctuary. Understanding Human Movement investigates the maximum number of initiates that the sanctuary could host at one time. The Interactive Plan shows the architectural development of the Sanctuary from the late fifth century BC to the late first century AD. For each building, we offer a short description and history, along with actual state photographs and reconstructions. The 3D Walkthroughs explore the progress of the pilgrim through the Sanctuary during the course of initiation. Statistical Analysis presents an investigation of ways to assess how Samothracian buildings were designed and built.