Corinth Monument: Kraneion
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Monument
Name:   Kraneion
Description:   This ancient suburb of Corinth lay to the east of the city near the line of the city wall. Here Pausanias saw the tomb of Diogenes the Cynic of Sinope. Nearby, the grave of the famous courtesan Lais was surmounted by a statue of a lioness with a ram in her fore paws. There were also sanctuaries of Bellerophon and Aphrodite Melaenis. The name Kraneion may have been a corruption of “Karneion” which has led to discussion that it took its name from Karneus, a son of Zeus and Europa and that, like the Spartans, the Corinthians celebrated the Karneia festival.
Several small excavations have taken place in the area. Sites excavated include a cemetery and Christian basilica at the Kenchreian Gate, the Justinianic Wall and several graves dating to the Classical period.
Site:   Kraneion
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
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