Marathon Battlefield & Tomb

Around Athens

This 10m-high tumulus, or burial mound, sits 4km south of the town of Marathon, just east of the Athens–Marathon road. Traditionally in Ancient Greece, bodies of those killed in battle were returned to their families for private burial. But after the Battle of Marathon, as a sign of honour, the 192 men who fell were cremated and buried in this collective tomb. The site has a model of the battle and historical information.

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