2nd-Century A.D. Building Uncovered in Athens

Athens Building WallsATHENS, GREECE—eKathimerini reports that a building complex with a courtyard was discovered in central Athens during a construction project on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue. The structure has been dated to the second century A.D., likely during a city-wide expansion project undertaken by the Roman emperor Hadrian (reigned A.D. 117–138). The building was later expanded in the fourth century. The many rooms contain mosaics featuring geometric motifs, a first-century A.D. altarpiece dedicated to Apollo, 21 inscriptions, and sculptures of Athena, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Pan, satyrs, and dancers. For more on architecture in Athens, go to “The Acropolis of Athens.”

Source: archaeology.org

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