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Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi Sights

Marathon Tomb

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 09/02/2014

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The 30-foot-high Marathon Tomb is built over the graves of the 192 Athenians who died in the 490 BC battle against Persian forces. At the base, the original gravestone depicts the Soldier of Marathon, a hoplite, which has been reproduced here (the original is in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens). This collective tomb, which contains the cremated remains of the national heroes, was built to honor them. The battle is plotted on illustrated panels, supplemented

by a three-dimensional map of local landmarks.

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Sight Information

Address:

Marathon, 19007, Greece

Phone:

22940-55462

Sight Details:

  • Combined ticket with Archaeological Museum €3
  • Tues.–Sun. 8:30–3

Updated 09/02/2014

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