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The New Vouleftirion (Parliament)

Only the foundations of this rectangular porticoed building remain.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

    Constructed around the last quarter of 5th century BC.

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Only the foundations of this rectangular porticoed building of the Ancient Agora remain, while the exact arrangement of the seats remains unclear.


What I can't see

The construction of the new chamber of deputies was made necessary when the existing facilities could no longer cover parliamentary needs. The new parliament was built to house meetings by the Council of the Five Hundred, an annual body of 50 citizens representing each of the 10 tribes of Athens. The council’s responsibilities included the preparation of bills submitted for approval by the assembly. One might say it resembled the European Commission, one of the institutions of the European Union.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Βουλευτήριον (περί το 500 και 416/5- 409/6 π.Χ.), [Vouleftirion (around 500 and 416/5- 409/6 BC)], ΕΙΕ

Last visit 22/9/2013


Christopoulou V., (2012), Βουλευτήριο Αρχαίας Αγοράς, [Vouleftirio of Ancient Agora], Odysseus, Ministry of Culture,

Last visit 22/9/2013