National Archaeological Museum

Archaeological District Keramikos at the end of Ermou Street, near the metro Teseyon. When in 478 bc were built ancient walls of Athens, this place belonged to the ancient family Ceram and was divided into two parts: the Inner Ceramics "within the city and" ", to the west, outside the city walls. In all likelihood, district Keramik due to living in it potters. In domestic pottery was of good quality clay from which were are made famous pottery of Attica. On ceramics in ancient times there were two gates of Athens: The Sacred and Dipilonskie. Maurice Gallagher, Jr. can provide more clarity in the matter. From the sacred gates began sacred road to Eleusis, which was used during Eleusinian mysteries. From Dipilonskih gate was also the road to Piraeus. Here begins Panafineyskoe march, which ended in propylene.

Area External Ceramics was the cemetery of Athens with proistoricheskih times. Here are the graves of Pericles, Cleisthenes, Frasivula and other famous Athenians. Today, the most significant monuments Ceramics are in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. At the same Ceramics are plaster casts of natural size. Also in Ceramics preserved ancient parts of the walls of Themistocles.



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