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The site of ancient Dion was first identified by the English traveler William Martin Leake on December 2, 1806, in the ruins adjoining the village of Malathria. He published his discovery in the third volume of his Travels in Northern Greece in 1835. Léon Heuzey visited the site during his famous Macedonian archaeological mission of 1855 and again in 1861. Later, the epigraphist G. Oikonomos published the first series of inscriptions

The site of ancient Dion was first identified by the English traveler William Martin Leake on December 2, 1806, in the ruins adjoining the village of Malathria. He published his discovery in the third volume of his Travels in Northern Greece in 1835. Léon Heuzey visited the site during his famous Macedonian archaeological mission of 1855 and again in 1861. Later, the epigraphist G. Oikonomos published the first series of inscriptions

Dion was the "sacred place" of the Ancient Macedonians. There was a large altar there for the worship of Olympian Zeus and his daughters, the Muses. In the 5th century BC, when the Macedonian state acquired great power and emerged onto the stage of history, brilliant athletic and theatrical contests, the "Olympian Games of Dion", were organized there. Their organization was overseen by the Macedonian kings themselves, who used the sanctuary of Zeus as a religious center for all Macedonians.

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Hypocaust in Dion, Greece    Hypocaust is Romans underfloor heating system.  was founded by Philip II Macedonian at Mountain Olymp in Greece.

Hypocaust in Dion, Greece Hypocaust is Romans underfloor heating system. was founded by Philip II Macedonian at Mountain Olymp in Greece.

Mosaic of a bull found in the ruins at Dion in Northern Greece.

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