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Marathon Tomb

Marathon Tomb Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 5 km (3 mi) south of Marathon, Marathon, 19007
  • Phone: 22940/55462
  • Cost: Combined ticket with Archaeological Museum and the 2 ancient cemeteries on the road to the museum €3
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8:30–3
  • Location: Marathon
Updated: 05-17-2011

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