6th century BC marble winged sphinx at the Kerameikos museum. Athens. Greece. Found buried near the Sacred gate in 2002, the archaic era votive offering or funerary sculpture statue would have crowned a grave stele. 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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- Kerameikos cemetery - Athens - Greece