Plan, Eleusis, Eschara

Context: Eleusis
Type: Altar
Summary: Ground altar; to the northeast outside the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, near the northwest corner of the Temple of Artemis Propylaia and Poseidon Pater.
Date: ca. 600 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Archaic


Wall enclosing a rectangular open space. Eschara was a brick-lined pit covered with a metal grid.


The pit was used to burn sacrifices and although the visible remains are Roman, excavation has revealed 6th century B.C. remains at the same location.

Other Bibliography:

Loukopoulos 1973, 59; Rossiter 1981, 193