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Keywords:
Kerameikos

Caption:
The Kerameikos. The Pompeion (used for preparations for the Panathenaic procession). In it original phase (4th century B.C.), it was a rectanguarl building with a propylon at the notherneastern corner, a peristyle court, and several adjoining rooms. The Pompeion seems to have been destroyed in 86 B.C., after which potters established workshops and kilns in on top of the ruins. In the 2nd century A.D. a large, 3-aisled storeroom was constructed. This storeroom was in turn destroyed during the Herulian invasion of 267 A.D., and the ruins were again taken over by potters and their kilns. In the photo you can see the remains of both the classical Pompeion and the Roman storerooms. View from the south.

For the Pompeion, see Knigge 1991, pp. 79-86, no. 6.
 
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