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Marathon Archaeological Museum
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About 1½ km (1 mi) north of the Marathon Tomb in the Vranas area of the Marathon municipality is the smaller burial mound of the Plataians killed in the same battle, as well as the Archaeological Museum, which was fully renovated in time for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Five rooms contain objects from excavations in the area, ranging from Neolithic pottery from the cave of Pan to Hellenistic and Roman inscriptions and statues (labeled in English and Greek). Eight larger-than-life sculptures came from the gates of a nearby sanctuary of the Egyptian gods and goddesses. In the center of one of the rooms stands part of the Marathon victory trophy—an Ionic column that the Athenians erected in the valley of Marathon after defeating the Persians.
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