KERAMEIKOS in ATHENS



TOMBS AND STELAE

Its tombs and stelae are what Kerameikos is mainly known for. Strolling around them you will have the chance to admire the marble bull inside the enclosure of the tomb of Dionysios from Kollytos; also the replica of the well-known stele of Dexileos, placed where the original used to be and the stele of Hegeso (late 5th century B.C.). If you wish to see the original stelae as well as other finds from the excavation, you must walk to the Museum near Ermou Street.


THE MUSEUM OF KERAMEIKOS

It is a small square building around a courtyard which you are advised to visit after your walk around the site. The main exhibits are grave offerings found inside the tombs while the entrance is dominated by funerary stelae.



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