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    Recent excavations near the site of the ancient city of Vravron, 40 miles south-east of Athens, uncovered relics of the pre-Mycenaeic period of about 2,400 years ago.

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    Recent excavations near the site of the ancient city of Vravron, 40 miles south-east of Athens, uncovered relics of the pre-Mycenaeic period of about 2,400 years ago.

    Treasures so far discovered include the Gate of Bears of the Temple of Vravronian Artemis (Diana, Goddess of the Hunt.), and hundreds of small statues and statuettes, bas-relief, and other objects related to the Goddess. The columns of the Temple have been excellently preserved beneath mud left when the area was flooded by the river Erassimus.

    Pilgrims came from all over ancient Greece to the Bay of Vravron to attend the festivities of the Temple of Vravronian Artemis, and to bring offerings, which Mr. John Papademetriou, Director of the Archaeological Department of the Greek Ministry of Education, believes many of the statues now being discovered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76QBGERU9SJXHTQZ0KFU8K0D8
    Media URN:
    VLVA76QBGERU9SJXHTQZ0KFU8K0D8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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