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Athens / Athínai

facts in brief

Part of  Frederick de Wit map, ~1680
Part of Frederick de Wit map, ~1680

Facts in brief:

Was ancient metropolis of great importance; settled in Neolithic times; Acropolis fortified by 1200 BC; became great city-state, ruling & colonizing over wide area; was center of culture influencing all of the Western world in philosophy, theater & art.

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