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The monument of Philopappos is dated to 114-116 AD. It was erected by the Athenians in honor of the great benefactor of their city, Julius Antiochus Philopappos who settled in Athens, became a citizen and assumed civic and religious offices.

The monument measures 9.80 x 9.30 m. and contains the burial chamber. It is built of white Pentelic marble on a socle 3.08 m. high, made of poros stone and veneered with slabs of Hymettian marble. The north side of the monument, which was visible from the Acropolis, was the facade, and beared lavish architectural decoration.

The results of recent investigations have certified that architectural parts of the superstructure of the monument had been used for the construction of the Minaret in the Parthenon.


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