The western cella of the Erechtheum was in all probability divided into two chambers by a wall running east and west (Fig. 7).
Its Greek origin is undoubted, and it is supposed to be the missing figure from the Erechtheum at Athens.
The present plan of the interior of the Erechtheum offers a number of difficulties.
Tradition has it that Erechtheus who was closely associated with Athena was buried in the Erechtheum.
The are interior walls on either side of a door which in the Erechtheum reached up only five courses above the orthostates.
The traveler has been made to enter the Erechtheum through three different doors.
The Erechtheum as originally planned was an altogether symmetrical structure.
The simple and convenient order would have been: Hekatompedon, Erechtheum, temple or temenos of Pandrosus.
The peculiar plan of the Erechtheum has given rise to much speculation.
The question as to the original plan of the Erechtheum follows naturally the interpretation of the building as built.