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The Archaeological Museum of the Ancient Agora of Athens is housed in the Stoa of Atalos, and its exhibits are connected with the Athenian Democracy. The monument is dated back to ca. 150 BC and it was resored between 1953 to 1956 to house the finds of the excavations of Ancient Agora.
The collection of the museum includes clay, bronze and glass objects, sculptures, coins and inscriptions from the 7th to the 5th century BC, as well as pottery of the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation. Inscriptions pro democracy and against tyranny and glory statues crown the relief of the museum and among the objects associated with Athenian civic life and dating from the 5th to the 2nd centuries are a 5th century clepsydra used to measure the time like in the law courts, 5th century ostraca (inscribed potsheards used in voting to ostracize (expel) famous politicians such as Themistocles and Aristeides and the 4th century bronze ballots also used in the courts of law.
The Ancient Agora Museum also houses finds that reveal the commercial life of the city such as coins from the 6th century BC, official weights, amphorae and exclusive pottery. Important exhibits in the Ancient Agora include various ceramic containers, an aryballos (a small flask with the narrow neck) in the form of a kneeling athlete who binds the ribbon of victory around his head, a red figured kylix and a black-figure krater by Exekias showing a Hermes scene, a bronze Nike head a Nereid statue and some even more outstanding statues like the statue of Apollo Patroos, a collosal statue of Euphranor as well as well as the monumental female figures of either Themis or Democracy.
The Museum of the Ancient Agora is located in 24 Adrianou street, Thisio, about 3 minutes walking distance from the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel.
Archaeological Museum of the Ancient Agora of Athens: www.breathtakingathens.com/node/4692