Athens Marathon Archaeological Museum

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Location: Marathon
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The Archaeological Museum of Marathon in Athens: The Archaeological Museum of Marathon was built in 1975. It is a small but rather interesting museum that completes the archaeological site of Marathon, located near the memorial tomb of the battle of Marathon and consists of five different halls, with each one having a different thematology, as well as a patio and a basement.
A renovation took place in 2004, thanks to the funding of the renowned benefactor Eugene Panagopoulos.

The museum houses exhibits that originate from the excavations conducted in the wider area of Marathon and cover an extended period of time, from the Neolithic period to the Roman era.
The collections mainly include pottery exhibits from the early Cycladic, Geometric and Classical periods, findings from the Tumulus of Marathon and nearby sanctuaries, reliefs, dedications, and impressive artifacts.

The exhibits are presented in five halls and an atrium. The most impressive items are:
• An ionic capital from the trophy which was erected for the fallen Plataen soldiers after the Battle of Marathon
• A marble column with inscriptions carved on both sides
• A statue of a reclining deity, found in the Pythion of Oinoe
• An Egyptian statue from the pillar of an Egyptian sanctuary found in the area of Brexiza

The museum is open from 8:30 to 15:00 every day except for Tuesdays.

The photograph is taken from www.wikipedia.com.

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