Ancient complex unearthed in central Athens

Ancient complex unearthed in central Athens

An ancient building complex with a courtyard and many rooms containing mosaics with geometric motifs has been brought to light during excavations conducted as part of the project to redevelop Vasilissis Olgas Avenue in central Athens.

Archaeological and historical evidence confirms that the building dates back to the 2nd century AD when the Roman emperor Hadrian took steps to expand the city to the east. The building underwent a second building phase in the 4th century AD.

Other finds include at least 21 inscriptions and sculptures (Athena, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Pan, satyrs and dancers) and an altarpiece from the mid-1st century AD dedicated to Apollo.

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