Athens: Ancient Agora

The Ancient Agora of Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora. Peisistratus reorganized the Athenian Agora in the 6th century BC: he removed residential houses and made it the centre of Athenian government. He also built a drainage system, fountains and a temples. There is a Museum of the Ancient Agora, housed in the Stoa of Attalos, and its exhibits are connected with the Athenian democracy and the daily life of Athenians.

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