Attale stoa - Athens


The portico of Attalus, also called the Stoa of Attalus, is located in the Agora of Athens. Attalus II Philadelphus, king of Pergamon around 150 B.C., financed its construction for thanking the city for his education. The American Archaeological School entirely rebuilt, between 1953 and 1956 as it was originally. It now houses the museum of the Antique Agora of Athens. The Stoa is a huge edifice, being 116,50 metre long and 20 metre large. It also has two levels, the ground floor being of Doric order, the most ancient Greek order, and the other of Ionic order. The walls are made of limestone from Piraeus and the façade of marble from the Pendeli. The roof is covered with tiles. During the Antiquity, the site hosted 42 shops, each measuring 4,91 metres by 4,66 metres. Hence it was a sort of commercial centre and a place where people met while being protected from the Sun and heat but also from winter cold.


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