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The Ancient Agora in Athens:
The Ancient Agora was the heart of the athenian democracy since it was there that the most important administrative and judicial functions, and political assemblies took place. Sprawling underneath the northwestern slope of the Acropolis it was a large building square where social and religious activities, commerce, outdoor theatrical performances and athletic contests were held.
From the 6th century B.C onwards, the open space, which was transversed by the Panathenaic Way, was gradually surrounded by many public buildings and it was adorned with temples, altars, fountains, stoas, portraits and statues. It acquired its final form in the 2nd century B.C
The Stoa of Attalos- where the market was housed- is one of the few monuments that have been completely restored. It was gifted to the Athenians by Attalos II, the king of Pergamon (159-138 B.C), and functioned as a place for meetings and walks, and as a commercial center with 21 shops. It has been converted into the museum of the Ancient Agora by merging ten of the “shops”, while the rest of the spaces have been converted to offices, archives and storage spaces for the ongoing excavations. The Stoa of Attalos was restored by the American School of Classical Studies and is now under the supervision of the Greek Archaeological Service.
The Ancient Agora belongs to the sites that can be visited with a single ticket (12 euros). The other sites are Acropolis, the north and the south slope of the Acropolis, Hadrian’s library, the Roman Agora, the Olympieion and Kerameikos. However, you can only visit the Ancient Agora with 4 euros. Students from the EU can visit it for free, while non-EU students and seniors pay half a fee.
Texts transcribed from the museum’s brochure:
Text: N. Saraga, Translation: D. Kazazis)
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