By Clyde E Fant; Mitchell Glenn Reddish
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13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Roman Building Hellenistic House Gymnasium Sanctuary of Kilo Sanctuary of Attis Byzantine Tower Ancient Bridge Classical Cemetery Macedonian Tombs Lion Monument 6 Greece The museum, small but with excellent displays that are well lighted and contain descriptions in Greek and English, houses a superb collection of artifacts from the archaeological finds at Amphipolis, many of them from the tombs that have been discovered, as well as informative displays on the area’s history.
A plaque from the library, now in the Agora Museum, states the library’s rules: “No one shall remove a book for we have taken an oath. ” Farther up the hill, on the left, is visible the partly excavated Eleusinion, sanctuary of Demeter, goddess of grain, and Persephone, her daughter. In this temple were kept the sacred objects from Eleusis, the central shrine of the Eleusinian mysteries, until they were returned in procession during the celebration of the mysteries in August. ) The Areopagus As you begin the ascent to the Acropolis, on the left is a limestone outcropping of rock known as the Hill of the Areopagus.
North of this church is Basilica B. Built in the 6th century, this church had a nave, side aisles, a narthex, a vestibule, and additional rooms on the north of the vestibule and the narthex. The floor of the nave was marble, while the floors of the aisles and the narthex were mosaic. In the additional room on the north of the narthex is a mosaic floor with pictures of various birds. Several additional finds have been made within the inner wall. Adjacent to the inner wall on the west side of the acropolis a 4th-century house (the “classical house”) was excavated, part of a neighborhood of houses in this area.
A guide to biblical sites in Greece and Turkey by Clyde E Fant; Mitchell Glenn Reddish