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Kerameikos

Kerameikos 

Nekropolis Athens
During the Classical period an important public building, the Pompeion, stood inside the walls in the area between the two gates. This served a key function in the procession (pompē) in honour of Athena during the Panathenaic Festival.
The Pompeion and many other buildings in the vicinity of the Sacred Gate were razed to the ground by Sulla's forces during his sacking of Athens in 86 BC, in an episode that Plutarch described as a bloodbath.

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Berny
Berny
schöne aufnahme, Demetrius!
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Berny
Herzlichen Dank Berny27!!
5 years ago.
Pixie
Pixie
Interesting to see the layout of the ruins... and the contrast between them and the new building cranes in the background... excellent :o)
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Pixie
Thank you Pixie !!
5 years ago.
Renate
Renate
Schade, dass nicht mehr erhalten geblieben ist.
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Renate
...nicht so schlimm!
5 years ago.