[The Agora]

The Altar of Aphrodite Urania

Found in 1981: restored view of an elegant altar of c.500 B.C. - it uses marble from the islands (Paros or Naxos), rather than local Pentelic, which only started to be used in 490. There may be a temple somewhere nearby - a statue of Aphrodite by Pheidias is mentioned by Pausanias.

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