Metroon

Metroon, Athens

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This building played an important role in the political and cultural life of ancient Athens, where it served as both a temple and the state archives.
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,158 contributions
Couples
The Metroon, was originally a four room building that housed and catalogued, public records including legal and financial.

There is only a small amount of remnants and base outlines that are left, but there are plaques that summarise the history of this building.

It is one of the many, interesting sites within the Ancient Agora.

We already had a multi pass that included entry to the Agora, although the standard, 12 Euro entry fee, is more than exceptional value.

Considering all the ancient sites that are included in your visit here, and this also incorporates your museum entry, it is one destination not to miss, while visiting Athens.

The only downfall here, is the limited opening times of 8AM to 3PM, so go early.
Written March 28, 2016
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,812 contributions
This building, from the 2nd century BC, was the official records repository for the ancient city all protected by the Mother Goddess. Just the foundation of the building remains.
Written December 28, 2019
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,166 contributions
Family
just the old foundation ruins remain. still, nice to see such an old piece of history. Located in the Old Ancient Agora
Written July 21, 2016
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permia
Ireland37,803 contributions
Housed the Old Bouleuterion that originally hosted the City Council, it is still an evocative sight.

Metroon was a Temple that was devoted to a Mother Goddess, examples of such being Cybele, Demeter or Rhea.

The Old Bouleuterion was built around the start of the 5th century BCE to accommodate the City Council numbering 500 members.

Later that century a new Bouleuterion arrived and its original home became the State Archives. A couple of centuries later the Metroon replaced it.

So an interesting history of how buildings came to be replaced, with differing functions.
Written October 17, 2020
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Superkatt
Sweden6,682 contributions
Couples
Remains of this Temple can be seen on Ancient Agora of Athens, near the building of Bouleterion. Building was built appr. 450 BC, and combined function of Temple to goddess Meter and State Archive for different records, weights and measures. The gold and ivory seated statue of goddess stood in the first room of the Temple in times of Pausanias, possible a work of Pheidias or his school.
There is not much left of the building, but anyway interesting to take a look at it when walking on the shaded gardens of the Agora.
Written March 7, 2015
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MFD
United Kingdom2,819 contributions
Solo
Part of the Agora ruins, which is a must see with the old museum located within the area. The temple is the pinnacle of the area! Make sure you have plenty of water and shade, with a good pair of shoes!
Written August 12, 2017
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,523 contributions
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Included in your ticket of sites these ruins are not as busy as the others they are peaceful. So many temples to see but temple of the mother of gods you cant miss.
Written May 16, 2016
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia14,524 contributions
Couples
We went a a rainy day which drove all the tourists away, it was so peaceful, just walking around taking it all in.
Written September 30, 2015
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