Plan, Eleusis, Hiera Oikia

Archaic terrace wall of Priest's House, Eleusis, Priest's House,...

Context: Eleusis
Type: House
Summary: Many roomed house; west and outside the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, within the Precinct of the Hiera Oikia.
Date: ca. 700 BC - 600 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Archaic


Irregular shape with almost apsidal west end . Entrance in the center of the southern wall to a long narrow room or court. Five rooms lined the northwestern wall.


The Sacred House was probably dedicated to a hero, and though the building was destroyed in the 7th century B.C., cult activity continued in the precinct.

Other Bibliography:

Loukopoulos 1973, 63; Rossiter 1981,195

See Also: Eleusis, Hiera Oikia Precinct Wall