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The Gate of Athena Archegetis, west entrance to the ancient Roman Agora of Athens. It's located in the district of Plaka.


Gate of Athena Archegetis. It stands on the west side of the Roman Agora. The monumental entrance has a row of four Doric columns and a socle made of Pentelic marble. It was constructed in 11 B.C. with the donations of Julius Caesar and Augustus and was dedicated by the People (Demos) of Athens to their patroness, Athena Archegetis [Leader].

This is another quick photo captured a couple of minutes before my previous posting. The gentleman walking through was faster than I had predicted in the few seconds that I had to frame this scene and unfortunately I cropped his hand. I liked the scene, though, and wished to share it with you too.

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