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Altar in Propylon
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A small altar situated in the center of the court of the Propylon — in the form of a column. Note the decorative snakes. Snakes were believed to be able to renew themselves and became the symbol of Asclepios and the medical profession.

This image courtesy of Linda Kane.

To view the altar in context Click Here.

For a brief description of the Asclepion Click Here.