Athenians were buried in the Keramikos cemetery from 12th century BC until Roman times, and you can see extraordinary funerary monuments to the ancient great and good along the Road of Tombs, together with touching memorials to more humble citizens nearby. Not as busy as most Athens sights, this place is well worth a visit.
It's another Athens spot with a strong link to the English language as the name Keramikos denotes that the area was the ancient Athens pottery (ceramics) district, attracting potters because of the plentiful river clay to be found there.
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