[The Agora]

The Panathenaic Way

This is where the Panathenaic Way left the Agora to begin its ascent to the Acropolis. It was so named because this was the route used by the procession bringing the new robe for Athena to the cult statue in the Erechtheum on the Acropolis every year. It was Athens' most important festival, and was celebrated with particular splendour every fourth year. (Great Panathenaia)

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