Vravrona. Greece. View of the re-erected Stoa colonnade at the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauron in the Attic hills. Dating from the 5th century BC, the Stoa enclosed contained the Parthenon of Bear Maidens or courtyard where, every 4 years, young girls aged between 5 and 10 participated in festivals and performed a unique bear dance dedicated to the Goddess of Artemis. Behind the stoa are the remains of the bedrooms and dining rooms for the young girls who lived here and worshipped the Goddess.
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- Greece - Attica