Dipylon (Athens) 9 Kerameikos - Δίπυλον

Δίπυλον - Dipylon Gate, Gate IV, the huge ceremonial gateway of Athens, in Kerameikos
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Latitude: 37.978600
Longitude: 23.719000
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Greek name: Δίπυλον
Place ID: 380237FDip
Time period: C
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: Athens C
Mod: Kerameikos

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Modern Description: Dipylon: the official gate of Athens located in Kerameikos. Dipylon was also known as the Thriasian Gate up to the 3rd century BC and is the biggest gate of ancient world covering an area of 1800sqm
[Judith Binder: Dipylon Gate = Themistoklean City Wall Wal6*: Travlos, J. 1971, fig. 417
From the Akropolis to the Dipylon Gate: see Panathenaic Way
To the the Academy Gymnasium from the Dipylon Gate (the Second Road to the Academy, the Dipylon-Academy Road),laid out in the 5th c. B.C.: the Via Lata, Livy 31.24; “on the way to the Academy is a walled precinct of Artemis and xoana of Ariste and Kalliste,” Paus. 1.29.2; the sixteen levels of the road date from the early 5th c. B.C. to the late 5th c. A.D., B. von Freytag Loringhoff, “Ausgrabungen im Kerameikos 1970-72,” AA 1974, 197-198, fig. 27; Billot, M.-F. 1989, 700-701, 711; Stroszeck, J. 2003, 75-80; [since Pausanias does not mention the Dipylon Gate as the start of this road as Cicero and Livy do, he may have begun his tour two or three hundred metres further on]]
Wikidata ID: Q3708916

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