University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Mary E. Voyatzis

Excavating at the Birthplace of Zeus

The Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project

By: David Gilman Romano and Mary E. Voyatzis

In the 3rd century BCE, the Greek poet Callimachus wrote a Hymn to Zeus asking the ancient and most powerful Greek god whether he was born in Arcadia on Mt. Lykaion or in Crete on Mt. Ida. My soul is all in doubt, since debated is his birth. O Zeus, some say that you were […]