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The Stoa of Attalos

The Stoa of Attalos

Stoa of Attalos - gallery or portico-covered colonnade, built in the Agora. It was built in 150 BC, the Athenians as a gift from the king of Pergamum Attalus III. 

Stoa of Attalos combines the Greek and Roman architectural tradition. It is a long narrow gallery, divided into two aisles by two rows of columns, as well as the rear blank wall. Column capitals decorated with Doric, Ionic and Egyptian styles. The uniqueness of this ancient structures is proportional to its geometric forms, the richness and sophistication of the materials used. 

Stoa of Attalos was the perfect place for walks and informal conversation. It is believed that the Athenian gallery was used as a trading house, on two floors which is located on the bench 21. 

Today the building is an archaeological museum. Here is an interesting collection of everyday objects found during excavations. Reach the desired object can be on the subway, get off at the station Fision. 

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