Archeologists have discovered an open air sanctuary dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis.

The sanctuary is on the island of Euboea, and was discovered near the village of Amarynthos. For the past century researchers have been looking for the temple, as it was the end point of a major procession dedicated to Artemis. Ancient records record that the festival procession included, “three thousand heavy-armed men, six hundred horseman, and sixty chariots.”(Source)

The current dig began in 2007. Early discoveries included a massive wall, which lead to further exploration of the site. This season they discovered artefacts with inscriptions that confirm they have found the temple.

The team that discovered the temple was led by Karl Reber from the University of Lausanne and the Swiss school of Archaeology in Athens.

via Lost Greek temple found by Swiss scholars – SWI swissinfo.ch

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