Baths of lavish mansions, workshops, storage rooms and streets of an ancient Athens neighborhood south of the Acropolis have been opened to visitors of the Acropolis Museum. The excavation site extends over an area of 4,000 sq meters and is located beneath the Museum.
For the first time, the visitors can walk though the site that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times.
The two best saved are in the form of huts and serve at the same time seven or eight people. The sewers with the characteristic holes were not found but the drainage trenches running around the three sides are kept. The ditches receive the sewage which, with the aid of running water, is drained into the central drain that passes underground the main road.
The room with the three-niche and the circular tower-hall of building E
The andron of House Θ (5th cent. BC) (beginning of 6th cent. AD)
Remains of a small private bath (2nd cent. AD)
The mosaic floor of the entrance of building Z (middle of 5th cent. AD)
History of Excavation Site
In about a year, a large showcase with more than 1,000 representative findings will be displayed in the excavation site as well as sculptures and architecture fragments.