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It would be fifty years before Athens was able to regain a semblance of its former maritime dominance. Surprisingly, perhaps, the final blow to Athenian preeminence came from neither of these great rivals but from a new force from the north. E. it challenged Attica in the battle of Chaeronea. Athens and its allies proved no match against the armies and strategies of Philip. Like numerous invaders before and after, however, Philip treated Athens with unusual leniency, especially considering the merciless treatment Athens had given many of its conquered foes.
The construction of the museum was begun in 1976 but halted a year later. It was finally completed in 1995. ). The collection also contains several beautiful pieces of jewelry and gold crowns found in various graves, a silver mirror, clay figurines, pottery, weapons, coins, stelae, and architectural fragments. E. Underneath one of the ancient buildings is a tomb, likely of an important person in the city. The silver ossuary and gold crown from this tomb are displayed in the museum. E. defending the city from capture by the Athenians.
The floor of the nave was marble, while the floors of the aisles and the narthex were mosaic. In the additional room on the north of the narthex is a mosaic floor with pictures of various birds. Several additional finds have been made within the inner wall. Adjacent to the inner wall on the west side of the acropolis a 4th-century house (the “classical house”) was excavated, part of a neighborhood of houses in this area. Northeast of this house, a portion of a Roman wall, marking the western limits of the city during Roman times, was discovered.