" Sacred spring" Vraona Things to Do Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

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  Braona - Sacred spring
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 
  • Braona - Sacred spring - Vraona
      Braona - Sacred spring
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Braona - Sacred spring - Vraona
      Braona - Sacred spring
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

A spring emerged from the northwest end of the rock spur running down from the acropolis hill to the southeast of the site. This spring was the focus of cult activity from the 8th century BCE forward. The first activity on the site known after the Bronze Age is thus linked to cultic practice at this spring. Dedications were made by throwing objects into this sacred spring, which was located immediately northwest of the later temple platform.

Immediately to the temple terrace is a copious spring into whose waters offerings were thrown. From the partly artificial basin of the spring, and from the bed of the stream flowing N from it, many dedications were recovered, mostly of a feminine character--mirrors rings, gems, etc.; particularly valuable are the objects of bone and wood which luckily have been preserved in the mud. The spring seems to have been the most sacred part of the sanctuary until the late 6th c. B.C.

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  • Written Feb 9, 2008
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