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  • first settlement in Early Bronze Age (3500 - 2000 B. C.)
  • acropolis fortified in Middle Bronze Age (2000 - 1600 B. C.)

  • only intact choregic monument in Athens

  • located in east side of Plaka (Plateia Lysikratous–Selley and Epimenidou streets, just east of Theatre of Dionysos [on the southeast side of the Acropolis])

  • built 334 B. C.

  • frieze depicts Dionysos and the pirates

  • converted to library by Capuchin friars

“Lysikrates of Kikynna, son of Lysitheides, was choregos; the tribe of Akamantis won the victory with a chorus of boys; Theon played the flute; Lysiades, an Athenian, trained the chorus; Evainetos was archon.”

1—Temple of Artemis
2—Chapel of Hagios Georgios
3—Sacred House
4—Tomb of Iphigenia
5—Pantheon of the Bear Maidens
8—Stone Bridge