(Olympieion) that had remained unfinished from the era of Peisistratos. The architect was the Roman Cossutius. The work had advanced enough but it stopped after the death of Antiochus, in 163 B.C.E. The columns that today stand in the southeast part of the Olympieion are dated from that very period. During the Hellenistic period only a few changes can be observed on the rock of Acropolis. The only new building was the wing extension added in the eastern gallery of the Stoa of Artemis Brauronia. Also, many sculptures-offerings were erected by the kings of hellenistic kingdoms.
THE AGORA During the hellenistic period many monumental buildings occupied the space of the Agora. The new big Stoas that dominated the place, were all donations of Hellenistic Kings. Information taken of the official site of the Ministry of Culture, (texts Olga Zachariadou, archaeologist)
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