The Altar of Poseidon (Enipeus) at Cape Monodendri: Altar or Lighthouse?

Mert İ. H.

OLBA, vol.25, pp.183-210, 2017 (AHCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: OLBA
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-210
  • Keywords: Altar, Poseidon Enipeus, Cape Poseidion, Miletus, seafaring in antiquity, Archaic period, tyranny, Neleus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The subject of this study is the altar of Poseidon located at the present-day Tekagac Cape (province of Aydin, Didim district), known in ancient times as Cape Poseidion and later as Cape Monodendri. This monument was extensively published by A. von Gerkan in 1915.