Overall view of temple and stoa from SW, Brauron, Temple of Artemis

Plan, Brauron, Temple of Artemis

Temple from SW, Brauron, Temple of Artemis

Context: Brauron
Type: Temple
Summary: Temple; on the northwest side of the acropolis, directly south of the west wing of the stoa.
Date: ca. 500 BC - 450 BC

19.20 m x 10.35 m.

Region: Attica
Period: Archaic/Classical


On a stepped terrace. Cella opening east onto pronaos distyle in antis. An adyton behind the cella. Two rows of 4 columns each in the cella.


Constructed to replace an earlier Archaic temple. A church now stands on the probable location of the Artemis altar. On the slope below the northwest corner of the Temple of Artemis was a Sacred Spring and pool, from which thousands of dedications were excavated, most dating pre-480 B.C.

Other Bibliography:

Themelis 1973, 15-19; PECS, 163-164; Loukopoulos 1973, 28-30; Papadimitriou 1963, 113-120