"Agora History" Ancient Agora Tip by Jmill42

Ancient Agora, Athens: 117 reviews and 203 photos

  Work Continues Even Today...
by Jmill42

The massive area of the Agora was covered by modern buildings up until the 1890's, when a railway was being built in the area. When the dug down, the workers uncovered the remains of ancient buildings. Since then, over 400 buildings have been torn down, and excavations have been ongoing since 1931, with a small interruption for WWII. The excavtions have been conducted by the American School of Classical Studies, and were initially funded by John J. Rockerfeller.

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  • Written Mar 16, 2004
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