Ancient Stadion “Sanctuary of Asclepieion”, Epidaurus, Peloponnese, Greece

Plan of the Archaeological site (source: Ministry of Culture)

2001

Architectural Survey of part of the Archaeological Site

 

 

WORKING GROUP

Emilio Bendermaker - Geroussis (Architect Engineer), Vasilis Lamprinoudakis (Archaeologist)

 

Epidaurus, an area with a temperate climate and abundant springs, hosted the Asclepieion, the seat of the healer god of antiquity and the most important therapeutic centre of the entire Greek and Roman world. His monuments are today not only world-famous masterpieces of ancient Greek art, but also attests to the practice of medicine in antiquity. Athletic games were held in his honour at the stadion, a building linked directly to the worship of Asclepius. The earliest construction phase dates back to the 5th century B.C. Measured drawings of part of Stadion and scattered architectural parts were produced.