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The Brauroneion or Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia

Date: an earlier, simple precinct was re-modelled soon after the mid-fifth century BC
Architect: Unknown

The Brauroneion or Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia

 

The Athenian sanctuary of the goddess Artemis Brauronia was second in importance to the main sanctuary at Brauron, a village north of Athens, from which the goddess gets her name.

Artemis was celebrated as a protector of pregnant women. Here, the goddess received offerings, often of woollen or silk garments, from the women of Athens.

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