Ancient Agora Museum, Athens
The Museum of the Ancient Agora is housed in the Stoa of Attalos located in the ancient Greek Agora. The Stoa of Attalos was a stoa built by King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC. The current building was reconstructed in 1952–1956.
The museum’s collection includes clay, bronze and glass objects, sculptures, coins and inscriptions from the 7th to the 5th century BC, as well as pottery of the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation. The museum also hosts exhibits are connected with the Athenian democracy.
Historical Exhibits of the Museum of the Ancient Agora
- Cult Statue from the Temple of Apollo Patroos
- Ionic Column Capital 5th Century BC
- Pyxis with a Lid of Three Horses
- Ostracon of Themistocles
- Ostraka for Ostracism
Museum of the Ancient Agora
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