Museum of the Ancient Agora (Stoa of Attalos)

Museum Type History & Archaeology
City Athens
Museum Description

he Agora museum is housed in the Stoa of Attalos, a reconstructed building of around 150 B.C. The characteristic feature of the mseum is that the exhibits are all closely connected with the Athenian Democracy, as the Agora was the focus of the city's public life.

The Stoa of Attalos was discovered during the excavations carried out by the Greek Archaeological Society between 1859 and 1902. In 1953-56 it was reconstructed in order to house the finds from the excavations at the Agora. In 1957 the Greek state assumed responsibility for the administration and security of the museum and the archaeological site.

The collections of the museum include:

- Finds from the wells, deposits, burials, workshops and sanctuaries, (4th millenium B.C. - 7th century B.C.)
- Clay, bronze, bone, ivory, and glass objects (6th century B.C. - 3rd century A.D.)
- Sculpture (6th century B.C. - 3rd century A.D.)
- Coins (6th century B.C. - A.D. 1831)
- Pottery (6th century B.C. - 6th century A.D.)
- Inscriptions (5th century B.C. - 2nd century A.D.)
- Items included in public life (5th - 2nd century B.C.)
- Clay lamps (7th century B.C.- 11th century A.D.)
- Objects found in a deep well (10th - 1st century B.C.)
- Pottery of the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation (10th-12th and 17th centuries B.C.)
- Collection of amphoras (6th century B.C. - Byzantine times)
- Sculptures from the peristyle of the stoa (5th century B.C. - 3rd century A.D.)
- Sculpture and architectural parts of the Upper Stoa.

Monday: 11.00-15.00(from 21.12 to 31.3.05)
Tuesday-Sunday: 08.30-15.00 (from 21.12-31.3.05)

From November 1st to December 12th, 2004: 08.00-17.00-nday:11.00-17.00
January 6th, Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00

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