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Ancient Agora of Athens

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Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of ancient Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek Agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis. The Agora’s initial purpose was for a commercial assembly and public gathering place.

The Ancient Athenian Agora has been excavated by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens since 1931 and continue to the present day. In the 1950s the Hellenistic Stoa of Attalos was reconstructed on the east side of the agora, and today it serves as a museum and as storage and office space for the excavation team.

Buildings and Monuments of the Ancient Agora of Athens

Ancient Agora of Athens

Map of the Ancient Agora of Athens

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– Pericles

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