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Archaeological Museum of Tegea

10.08.2018 in Museums

Archaeological Museum of Tegea     Aleus, the legendary king of Tegea, was descendent of King Arcas, son of the god Zeus and his paramour Calisto. Aleus was the founder of the cult of Athena Alea and builder of her temple in Tegea. The sacred land that he dedicated to the goddess would be donated several thousand years later, in 1906, to the Archeological Society of Athens with the intent to build The Archaeological Museum of Tegea.   “After Aepytus, Aleus came to the throne. For Agamedes and Gortys, the sons of Stymphalus, were three generations removed from Arcas, and…