Athens Sights - The Sacred Gate Page 2

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Above from within Keramikos ancient cemetery - not a whole lot remains of the Sacred Gate. However we have a rare sight in the Acanthus weed atop the wall blossoming right foreground.

From Eleusis the Sacred Way (its name is preserved in that of its modern successor, ‘the Iera Odos’) led to Corinth and the Peloponnese.

Through its long history, the Sacred Gate was rebuilt at least five times. The section of the city wall to its south shows six different types of masonry, ranging in date from the original construction in 478 BC to the 6th century AD. An information board in front of the moat clarifies the sequence.

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