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Rehabilitation and Presentation of Ancient Agora and Areopagus
From 1997 to 2004 collective promotion works took place in the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora and Areopagus under the framework of the Program of the Unification of the Archaeological Sites of Athens, conducted by the 1st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. The main purpose of the project was the refinement of the historical landscape, the restoration of the ancient topography and the stylish display of the most important monuments of ancient Agora, in order to make them identifiable to the numerous visitors of the site.

A great number of walkways which correspond to the ancient routes have been restored, the ancient Panathenaic Way, the so-called “West Road”, which was flanked by public buildings, the “South Road” and many other routes of lesser importance, such as the walkway in front of the “Palace of the Giants”, the paths around the Temple of Hephaistos etc.
The most important monuments have been restored by surfacing, clamping and relocating hundreds of scattered architectural parts. Protective shelters have been erected over the most delicate ancient remnants and a great number of architectural parts, inscriptions, mosaics and murals have been conserved.
Under the framework of the project, archaeological areas which were previously inaccessible have been opened to the public; the group of four houses called “philosophical schools”, the Eleusinion sanctuary at the east side of the Panathenaic Way on the north slope of the Acropolis, the archaeological area of the “Dörpfeld excavation”, which “Stenopos Kollytos” street traverses, at the east side of Apostolou Pavlou street, as well as the area of St. Dionysios the Areopagite church and the palace of the archbishop of Athens.
Modern infrastructure has been established to serve the public; open areas from which everyone can stand and view the monuments, stairways and wooden ramps for the handicapped, benches and drinking fountains and stylish protective constructions around the monuments.
Visitors’ information was also one of the priorities of the program. Informative signs have been placed in numerous locations, describing and interpreting the monuments and the archaeological parts. Their aim is to help the visitors understand both the original forms and use of the monuments and the ancient topography.
As a result of the project, the image and function of the archaeological site of Ancient Agora and Areopagus have been improved so that the perambulation of the visitor has become more informative, creative and pleasant, even in archaeological areas which were until recently inaccessible to the visitors.

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Year:

01/01/1997 - 31/12/2004

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Bibliography:

  • V. Christopoulou, Ancient Agora of Athens - Areopagus Hill, Brief History and Tour, Athens, 2004
  • N. Saraga, Museum of Ancient Agora of Athens, Brief History and Tour, Athens, 2004
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Unification of the Archaeological Sites of Athens, Athens, x.x
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture - 1st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Unification and Enhancement of the Archaeological Sites around the Acropolis, Athens, 2005
 
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