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The Acropolis hill, so called the Sacred Rock of Athens, is the most important site of the city. During Perikles’ Golden Age, ancient Greek civilization was represented in an ideal way on the hill and some of the architectural masterpieces of the period were erected on its ground.

The first habitation remains on the Acropolis date from the Neolithic period.

[ note: Hellenic Ministry of Culture 02 October 2003

Over the centuries, the rocky hill was continuously used either as a cult place or as a residential sanctuary of Athena (marble korai, bronze and clay statuettes and vases) indicate that the cult of the city ‘s patron


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