Archaeological Site of Kursaal at Abano Terme
The votive deposit of Iron Age.
Archaeological Site of Kursaal at Abano Terme: several fragments of ceramic vessels emerged during the works for the construction of the “Kursaal”. All fragments belong to cups with similar shape of those found in the sanctuary between Monte Castello and San Pietro Montagnon hill. However, in contrast to the miniature cups of Montegrotto, those from Abano are characterized by an unusual gigantism which makes them unsuitable for normal domestic use, touching 55 cm in diameter. Even in absence of information about the context, the cultic character of the deposit is clear. The presence of these vessels suggests that the area of Abano, similarly to Montegrotto, probably used to host ceremonies connected with the cult of the waters and the deities who lived in them.