6th century BC marble statue of a naked athletic youth (Kouros) at the Kerameikos museum. Athens. Greece. Found buried near the Sacred gate in 2002, the archaic era statue would have served as a votive offering or funerary sculpture and is largely intact. In complete form it would have stood 2.10 metres or six feet, six inches tall. 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.
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