Poliochni on the island of Lemnos - "Bouleuterion"

A rectangular building with a double row of stepped seats on the long sides, at the southwest side of the hill of Poliochni.

It dates back to prehistoric times (Early Bronze Age), around 3000 and 2100 BC. It was presumably used as a kind of "Bouleuterion". According to italian archaeologists, who were in charge of the excavations in the area, the "Bouleuterion" at Poliochni served as a meeting-place for the "notables", the representatives of the families of the settlement. They got together to work on the problems of this early community.

According to the archaeologists mentioned above, the "Bouleuterion" of Poliochni represents the earliest evidence of Democracy on european ground.