The temple of Artemis Agrotera: An endangered archaeological site
On the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, the Hellenic American Union will be screening Fotosfaira, a documentary on the temple of Artemis Agrotera...
This year we are celebrating the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon. On this occasion, the Hellenic American Union has scheduled a series of events, starting with the screening of Fotosfaira, a documentary on the temple of Artemis Agrotera.
Each year on the 6th day of the month of Boedromion (September), the name day of the goddess Artemis and anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, the Athenians honored her with great festivities and sacrifices, thanking her for assisting them in their victory against the Persians. The temple is thus directly linked to the Marathon Battle.The documentary explores the significance of the ancient temple and the influence it has had on architecture in the rest of the Europe. At the same time, it traces the neglect and decline that the remains of the temple and the surrounding area have suffered over time. The documentary also presents the struggle that the residents of the Mets neighborhood in which the site is located have been making for the past 15 years to have the site expropriated and the excavation continued so that the monument can once again be part of the historic landscape of Athens.
The research for the documentary was conducted and is presented by Chara Fragkou. Christos Akridas directed the film. The documentary was screened on the ET1 television network as part of the series Fotosfaira. In the documentary, Manolis Korres, professor at the National Technical University, Petros Themelis, professor of classical archaeology, and Iosef Efraimidis, architect and representative of Residents of Mets Initiative for saving the historical site will talk about the temple of Artemis Agrotera.
The documentary will be screened in Greek with English subtitles. A discussion will follow. As a parallel event, a small exhibition by Residents of Mets Initiative will provide information on the archaeological site.
|Artist||Chara Fragkou, Christos Akridas|
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Participants||Manolis Korres,Petros Themelis,Iosef Efraimidis|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|