Asklepieion Foundations

Asklepieion Foundations

View looking north at the foundation of the Asklepieion at Corinth. Although not as well preserved as those found at Epidauros or Pergamum, still the foundational remains of the structure at Corinth are significant. In the distance the Gulf of Corinth is faintly visible as are the mountains on the main land, just north of the Gulf.

The Asklepieion is a place where people came to be healed of their diseases. The complex included dining rooms, bathing facilities, dormitories, a theater, and other structures.

Asklepios was actually a deified Greek physician. The symbol of Asklepios is an entwined snake (the same as the modern medical symbol).

To view 10 images of the Asklepieion Click Here.

For view of various votive offerings Click Here and see the left navigation column.

For a brief description of the biblical and historical significance of Corinth and a Map of the region Click Here.