Archaeological Site of Kerameikos

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On the edger of ancient Athens, between the present day streets of Ermou and Pireos, was the district of Kerameikos, which took its name from the potters’ district which was developed on the banks of the Eridanus river. At this point opened the two most important gates at the walls of the city, Dipylon and the Sacred Gate, from where two central roads started. At the side was the city’s official cemetery, where tombs of important citizens and those who died during war survive. The tombs were signaled with impressive relief steles, which can be seen in their original location or at the halls of the Museum which is located in the archaeological site.
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