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The Altar of the Twelve Gods

The Altar of the Twelve Gods was an open-air shrine located north of the Agora in Athens, Greece, dedicated to the twelve main gods of the Greek pantheon.

Built by the archon Peisistratos in 522 BCE,[1] the altar was, in addition to being a place of worship, also used as a place of refuge and a topographical point of reference, used by Herodotos to give sample distances,[2] as well as a milestone for all distances in Attika.[1]

During the Peloponnesian War, the altar was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra visited the area.[2]

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