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by Archaeology Newsroom

The “Spelios” of Antissa: The Oracle of Orpheus on Lesvos

According to ancient sources, the oracle of Orpheus in Lesvos island was famous in antiquity. Hoewever, its exact location has remained unknown until today. The authors of this article present new evidence and data which can very probably identity the cave (=spelios) of Antissa on the west Lesvos with the popular oracle.