Science: Diana Was Here

Years ago Dr. John Papadimitriou, director of antiquities in Greece's Ministry of Education, began collecting references to an ancient temple of Diana that apparently flourished for more than a thousand years near ancient Vravron, a fertile place on the east coast of Attica about 24 miles east of Athens. Herodotus mentioned the temple. So did Aristophanes, who hinted at orgies there. In Euripides' play Iphigenia in Tauris, the goddess Minerva tells Iphigenia and Orestes to take the statue of Diana that they had snatched from a temple in Tauris on the Black Sea...

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