Acropolis, East Slope

Inside the East Cave. View of the rear of the cave, from the east. While it is likely that this prominent cave had some special significance in antiquity, there is now very little evidence preserved to tell us what this significance was. For example, there are no niches or other rock cuttings inside the cave to prove that it was used as a sanctuary (like the caves of Apollo and Pan on the north slope). O. Broneer excavated two test trenches in the cave in 1936, and found that the earth inside had all been disturbed.