Thursday, February 11, 2010

Brauron and two absolutely unique finds

Another day, another trip to the country side - the Artemis sanctuary at Brauron this time, a site famous in antiquity for it's cult, which involved girls acting like bears.

One of the very many child statues found in the sanctuary.

The site itself in all of it's glory. The colonnade belonged to the Stoas, not the temple itself.

A wooden image of girl in peplos, a truly amazing find.

And as if the site wasn't yielding enough high class artefacts - a wooden herm!
Two of a more common shape can be found here and here.

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