By Clyde E Fant; Mitchell Glenn Reddish
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Others were added during Roman and Byzantine times. E. Return to the Drama road and head south. On the left, shortly past the turn on the right to the main archaeological site, are the locations of the classical cemetery and two Macedonian-style tombs that were discovered. Farther south, take the road to the right that leads to Nigrita. After crossing the old Strymon bridge, turn left. E. This large, impressive sculpture of a seated lion was erected in this spot in 1936–37 near the spot where it was discovered.
15. Odeion Middle Stoa Law Court SE Fountain House Street of the Panathenaiac Way 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. SE Temple Stoa of Attalos Library of Pantainos Eleusinion Roman Forum Athens landed at Piraeus and walked up to the Acropolis, much of what he described also would have been what Paul observed when he was in the city a century earlier. If Paul walked north from the harbor, as Pausanius did, he would have entered Athens through the Dipylon, or Double Gate, to the agora, on its northwest side. Our tour therefore will begin at that point and proceed to the Areopagus, then to the Acropolis, followed by the Roman Forum, Hadrian’s Library, the Olympieion, and finally, the National Museum.
North of the propylon on the north side was a stoa, which served as a covered running track (called a xystos) for use by the runners during bad weather. Parallel to the xystos is an open-air running track (called a paradromis) for use during good weather. North of the acropolis, in different locations, two sanctuaries were discovered. One, an early-4th-century sanctuary of Klio, was discovered in 1958. Only portions of two walls are preserved. An inscription found here identified the site as a sanctuary to Klio, one of the nine Muses (a daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne).