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Ancient Agora of Athens

Ancient Agora of Athens (Stoa of Attalos)

It was the administrative, philosophical, educational, social, cultural and financial center of Athens for four centuries (6th – 2nd century B.C.). The most important public buildings and temples of the city were built there. Most notably, the temple
of Hephaestus (5th century B.C.), and the Stoa of Attalos (2nd century B.C.), which houses the Museum of Ancient Agora, with exhibits illustrating the function of the Athenian democracy. Crossing the Agora is the Panathenaic Way, along which a solemn procession made its way toward the Acropolis, during the Panathenaic Festival