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InterNations Athens - A Virtual Tour of Kerameikos

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Being in the spirit of Halloween (31st October) and "The Day of the Dead " (2nd November) that have to do with the supernatural, the world of the dead etc, we propose you a virtual tour to Kerameikos, an important, but less popular site compared to other archeological sites/monuments of Athens
Kerameikos (Greek: Κεραμεικός, pronounced [ce.ɾa.miˈkos]) also known by its Latinized form Ceramicus, is an area of Athens, Greece, located to the northwest of the Acropolis, which includes an extensive area both within and outside the ancient city walls, on both sides of the Dipylon Gate and by the banks of the Eridanos River. It was the potters' quarter of the city, from which the English word "ceramic" is derived, and was also the site of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the Sacred Way, a road from Athens to Eleusis.
Archaeological excavations in Kerameikos started in 1870. From 1913 till present, the excavations are undertaken by the German Archaeological Institute of Athens. Archaeologists have found columns of temples, marble statues remain of public buildings, funeral offerings and thousands of tombs. In fact, during the works of Kerameikos Metro Station, 1,000 more tombs were found dating from the 5th and the 4th century BC. The archaeological site of Kerameikos is located at the end of Ermou street, on the northwest of the Acropolis. A small museum with interesting findings is located next to the entrance of the site.
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