The Sanctuary of Dionysos
Dionysos, Northern Athens
Reconstruction - July 2001
The sign pointing to the Sanctuary
old wire fence & metal gate to the Sanctuary - the gate displaying the map
of the site
sign saying that the Sanctuary of Dionysos is located in the area whose ancient
name was IKARIA
- and that the site was also dedicated to PYTHIAN APOLLO.
site dates from the FOURTH CENTURY BC
Site plan - showing the CHOREGIC Monument of AGNIAS
(which is undergoing immense reconstruction effort)
-and the Temple of Apollo
Choregic may refer to the Greek chorus - a group of dancers/singers
of the Theatre. Note the area at the front called the Orchestra.
part of the plan.
Dual seat carved out of solid marble
Seat carved out of solid marble
Marble container - possibly for ritual washing
A base for a statue?
to hold a column?
Part of a circular base?
of a circular enclosure?
More pieces of the puzzle
Scaffolding and hoist for moving the stone blocks
Archaeologists are taking plaster casts as models to create missing parts out
of new marble
of the cast
An early phase in reconstructing the CHOREGIC Monument of AGNIAS.
A concrete plinth hash been laid to replace the original foundation -
and the original stone blocks are being identified and laid in place.
View of the bank leading up to the perimeter fence, gate and the road
View of the wooded area inside the Sanctuary
View of the local hills from the Sanctuary