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Tumulus of Marathon

Last Update: Jun 2011
Archaeological site, Cultural heritage MARATHON , ATTICA, EAST , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22940 55155 , Fax: +30 22940 55155
Opening hours:
02Jan - 31Dec Mon-Sun, 0830-1500

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Tumulus of Marathon - Overview

  The fertile plain of Marathon was a natural place for the establishment and development of human activity from prehistoric to Roman times. Here on this plain the battle between the Athenians and the Persians was fought in 490 B.C. To this great event Marathon owes its worldwide fame and its important place in the conscience of the ancient Greeks.
  The Mound was raised over the graves of the 192 Athenians who died in the battle and whose remains were buried here after cremation of the dead.
  The first excavations were carried out by D. Philios in 1884, and subsequently by V. Stais in 1890 and 1891.

Tumulus of Marathon - Map

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  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 3219792, 210 3215515-7, Fax: 210 3240457, Email:  
    2nd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 98-100 Syggrou St., Athens

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