Thriasion plain (Attica) 19 Thriasion Plain - Θριάσιον πεδίον

Θριάσιον πεδίον - Thriasion plain, once-fertile plain near ancient Eleusis in NW Attica
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Latitude: 38.070000
Longitude: 23.590000
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Θριάσιον πεδίον
Place ID: 381236LThr
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Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: West Attiki
Mod: Thriasion Plain

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Modern Description: The fertile plain that was under the jurisdiction of Eleusis and through which the Sacred Way (Iera Odos, Ἱåñὰ Ὁäὸò) passed, was called the Thriasian plain after the nearby deme of Thria. According to tradition it was here that agriculture was first practised, under the guidance of the goddess Demeter. On the W side of the plain are the ruins of two frontier forts of Attica (5th-4th century BC), with circular towers at the sites of Plakoto and Palaiokastro. Other sights of interest are the brackish sacred lakes of Rheitoi (modern Lake Koumoundourou), via which the procession of the Eleusinian Mysteries passed, and the impressive remains of a stone bridge (l. 50 m) over the Eleusinian Kephisos (modern Sarandaporos) in the locality Kalo Pigadi. It was originally constructed in the late 4th century BC, but the extant monumental form is dated to the reign of Emperor Hadrian (AD 124/5).
Wikidata ID: Q7798122

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)


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