Santcuary of Megaloi Theoi (night)
Nearly all of the information provided here is from the American Excavations Samothrace website created by Emory University and based on the works of the following individuals.
Bonna D. Wescoat, archaeology
William Size, geology
Vicki Hertzberg, statistics
Michael Page, geography
And the hard work of many members of the field teams over the last twenty or so years
Alas the web pages were taken down recently, but can still be found using the Internet Archives ‘Wayback Machine’. Also available on YouTube are a number of 3D movies created by the team at Emory University showing how the site may have looked when in use. (Search for Samothrace on YouTube)
Additional material was gathered from Wikipedia and excerpts from other works on the subject.
• Lehmann, K. 1998. Samothrace: A guide to the Excavations and the Museum. 6th ed., rev. J. R. McCredie. Thessaloniki.
• McCredie, J. R. 1974. “A Samothracian enigma,”
• Lehmann, K. and D. Spittle. 1964. Samothrace: Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.
• Clinton, K. 2003. “Stages of initiation in the Eleusinian and Samothracian Mysteries,” M. Cosmopoulos, ed. Greek Mysteries: The Archaeology and Ritual of Ancient Greek Secret Cults. New York,
• Wescoat, B. D. et. al. Samothrace. Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.