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House of Academos (Plato's Academy) - Ωρίωνας ΜFrom the sign: In antiquity there was a natural earth mound in this area lying 6 meters beneath the present ground level.

During the prehistoric Early Bronze Age (ca. 2.700 - 2.000 B.C.) a settlement was built, from which a three - room apsidal house is preserved (8.50 X 4.50 m.). Its conventional name is the "House of Hekademos", after the name of the first mythical settler of the area.

Much later, in the Geometric period (ca. 1.000 - 700 B.C.), there was a cemetery here that continued down to Classical times (5th century B.C.). Most of the tombs were clay urns (amphorae) containing the ashes of deceased children.

A long stretch of a low wall with buttresses, dated to Late Antiquity, was found nearby. This has been identified with the "Wall of Hipparchus" of ancient writers, i.e. the enclosure of the grove of Plato's Academy. Close to the "House of Hekademos", a marble relief depicting Athens on one side and Marsyas on the other was found.

Location: Archaeological area of Plato's Academy, Athens / HELLAS - Greece.
Keywords: Holy House, Wall of Hipparchus, Kifissos River, Plato's Academy, Keramikos.
Additional Information: Here you can see and the Holy House. It has been assumed that here the Athenians honoured the hero Hekademos. The place is enclosed and unreachable but can be observed from the outer, accessible area. Access is free 24 hours a day, just like the majority of the monuments located around it.
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