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Ancient Battlefield Site to Host Athens Marathon Opening Ceremony

Athens Classic MarathonThe Central Archaeological Council (CAC) on Tuesday gave its blessing to plans for the opening ceremony of the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon on the site of the ancient battlefield. The blessing took place within the archaeological site containing the burial mound (tumulus) of the fallen Athenians.
A ceremony, organized by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the municipality of Marathon, will be held on the afternoon of Nov. 7 and will be broadcast by Greek state television.
The same site has hosted the opening ceremony for the marathon since 2007.
The ancient battlefield of Marathon lies east of Athens proper.
(Source: ANA-MPA)

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