Athens Marathon Archaeological Museum

Location: Marathon

The Archaeological Museum of Marathon was built in 1975 and is a small but rather interesting museum that completes the archaeological site of Marathon. It is located nearby 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. Its resurgence was majorly funded by the renowned benefactor Eugene Panagopoulos.

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Renovated two times, in 1994 and 2004, the museum is house to exhibits that derive from the excavations that were conducted in the wider area of Marathon and cover an extended period of time, from the Neolithic period to the Roman era. The collections include mainly a. pottery exhibits from the early Cycladic, Geometric and Classical period b. findings from the tumulus of Marathon and well as nearby sanctuaries, such as reliefs and dedications and c. impressive artifacts such as statues and parts of the decoration from an Egyptian sanctuary that dates back to the 2nd century.
The museum is open from 8:30 to 15:00 all around the week except for Mondays, and is ideally visited after an educational walk around the archaeological site of Marathon.

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