Monday, 29 April 2013

Lost Cities of Greece Part VI: Vravrona & The Dancing Bears

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Brauron-plan.jpg
Labelled plan of the Sanctuary of Artemis
J.M. Harrington, self-made image

About 45 minutes away from the center of Athens lies a site that goes relatively unnoticed. The place that I'm referring to is called Brauron, or in the modern Greek, Vravrona. Vravrona was probably first inhabited during the Neolithic era, around 2000 BCE. But the remains that visitors will see today date around the 5th & 4th cen. BCE (respectfully).