East Slope

The East Cave. Although it is likely that this prominent cave had some special significance in antiquity, there is very little now preserved to tell us what that significance was. Broneer excavated in the cave briefly in 1936, and found that the earth inside had been disturbed. In fact, the mound in front of the cave today is still part of the earth dumped over the Acropolis wall during the excavations in the 19th century. However, there is a rock-cut bedding for an ancient stele located outside the East Cave, on the north (right) side. This cutting is at the far right side of the photo. View from the east. Photo taken February 6, 2000.