Section of the Street of the Tombs, at the Kerameikos cemetery which was the largest cemetery in Athens during Antiquity. The Street of the Tombs is the most thoroughly excavated part of the ancient roadway that was the main road to Piraeus. The grave or burial monuments which includes lavish stele on this section date mostly from the 4th century BC. Serving as a burial ground as long ago as the 12th century BC, Kerameikos located in the ancient neighbourhood of potters contains part of the ancient city walls and the Dipylon, the main gate of Ancient Athens at a junction of the Sacred Way and Panathenaic Way. It served as a burial ground for the richest and most distinguished citizens of the city.