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Athens is almost the only Greek site to show continuous occupation from its very beginnings in the Mycenaean age (Osborne, 1989, 397). It showed early signs of cultural dominance in its production of Protogeometric pottery, found with the cremated remains of the dead in burial sites from circa 1030 to 900 BCE. The city-state of Athens was established in the 7th century BCE but …

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Neil, Bronwen, “Athens”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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