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Eleusis Archaeological Site

Eleusis

Eleusis Archaeological site located 22 km (14 mi) Northwest of Athens.

 

 

Location: 22 km (14 mi) Northwest of Athens

Found: around 1700 BC

Tel. 210 554 6019

Open: 8:30am- 3pm Tue- Sun

Closed: public holidays

Most famous for Eleusian Mysteries

 

 

 

Description of Eleusis Archaeological Site

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For among the many excellent and indeed divine institutions which your Athens has brought forth and contributed to human life, none, in my opinion, is better than those mysteries. For by their means we have been brought out of our barbarous and savage mode of life and educated and refined to a state of civilization; and as the rites are called "initiations," so in very truth we have learned from them the beginnings of life, and have gained the power not only to live happily, but also to die with a better hope.

Cicero, Laws II, xiv, 36

 

Eleusis

Demeter, Persephone, Triptolemos 

 

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Plutonion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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