Epidaurus (crs)

Epidaurus
Epidaurus
The UNESCO Plaque
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
      
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
The Theater
      
Epidaurus
The Theater
Epidaurus
Katagogion (Hostel)
Epidaurus
Katagogion (Hostel)
Epidaurus
Balaneion
Epidaurus
Stadium
Epidaurus, Sanctuary of Apollo in distance
Roman Odeon, right
      
Epidaurus
Roman Odeon
Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Apollo
Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Apollo
Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Apollo, Odeon
Epidaurus
Tholos
Epidaurus
Tholos
      
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Abaton / Enkoimeterion
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
      
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Epidoteion?
Epidaurus
Epidoteion?
Epidaurus
Stoa of Kotys?
Epidaurus
Stoa of Kotys?
      
Epidaurus
Stoa of Kotys?
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Apollo
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Apollo
Epidaurus,, Odeon
Propylon of the Gymnasium
      
Epidaurus,, Odeon
Propylon of the Gymnasium
Epidaurus
Propylon of the Gymnasium
Epidaurus
Epidaurus
Museum

 

Image/s: circa 2003  Accesses: 277

 

Previous 
Delphi 
    Next
 Mycenae 
  Start Slide Show

The asclepieion at Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world.  Asclepius, son of Apollo, the god of healing and medicine brought prosperity to the sanctuary.  The sanctuary was famous throughout the Hellenistic period.  In 87 BC the sanctuary was looted by the Roman general Sulla.  In 67 BC, it was plundered by pirates. In the 2nd century AD, the sanctuary enjoyed a new upsurge under the Romans.  In AD 395 the Goths raided it.  Epidaurus was known as late as the mid 5th century as a Christian healing center.  The prosperity brought by the asclepieion enabled Epidaurus to construct large civic monuments one of which was the theater.  It is still in use today.  The theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC.  It seats up to 15,000 people

There are many active places in the site. The Greek government was repairing or representing individual structures in advance of the 2004 Olympics. As you can tell, most of the site remains basic foundations only with the Theater and the museum being notable exceptions.

Reference/s: Wikipedia
 UNESCO

Identifier: 245, Last Accessed: 2017-09-23 09:33:56

 

Copyright: © A. O. Newberry & Co. 2007-2017
All rights reserved.

Last Modified: Fri Jul 29 2016 09:10:20.

 

 



--------
Galleries
Greece
--------
Change Log
Collections
Contact
Galleries
Help
Home
Introduction
Maps
References
Table of Contents
Technical Information