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The Public Buildings

View looking north with the Tholos at the left. To the right is the Metroon which served to house the archives of the democracy (as well as a sanctuary of the Mothers of the gods). The red foundations belong to the earlier Bouleuterion where the council of the 500 met. The New Bouleuterion lies to the left of the Metroon and behind the Tholos, in the slope of the Kolonos Agoraios. This was where the 50 representatives of each of the 10 tribes of Attica met.

Photographs © David Gill, 2001

This page was created by David Gill on 9 March 2004.