Acropolis, East Slope

View of the East Slope of the Acropolis and the East Cave from the southeast. The large, sloping depression in the central foreground marks the spot of the trench excavated by Oscar Broneer and the American School of Classical Studies in 1939. Within this trench Broneer found a marble-paved road running east-west and aligned with the upper diazoma of the Theater of Dionysos. It is likely that this road, paved in the Roman period, formed part of a processional way leading from the Street of the Tripods (to the east) up to the Theater. The outbreak of World War II prevented Broneer from exploring this road in any detail, and the trench has now been partially filled with earth.