c. 1900 BCEFirst recorded settlement at Eleusis.
c. 600 BCEThe Eleusinian Mysteries become part of the official Athenian religious calendar.
c. 479 BCEEleusis is destroyed by the Persians.
c. 360 BCEEleusis is again expanded and new fortifications added.
170 CEEleusis is destroyed by the Costobocs.
379 CETheodosius I orders the closure of all Greek pagan sites.
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1900 BCE: First recorded settlement at Eleusis.
1500 BCE: First temple to Demeter & Persephone built at Eleusis.
600 BCE: The Eleusinian Mysteries become part of the official Athenian religious calendar.
479 BCE: Eleusis is destroyed by the Persians.
450 BCE: Pericles oversees a significant rebuilding programme at Eleusis.
360 BCE: Eleusis is again expanded and new fortifications added.
170 CE: Eleusis is destroyed by the Costobocs.
170 CE - 180 CE: Marcus Aurelius oversees a rebuilding programme at Eleusis which includes a new propylaea.
379 CE: Theodosius I orders the closure of all Greek pagan sites.
395 CE: Eleusis is detroyed in the Visigoth invasion.